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Unformatted text preview: Nakul Shah Honors Colloquium Event The Dark Side of Chocolate For years there have been rumors surrounding the chocolate industry claiming that major chocolate producing companies such as Nestle use child labor in their African cocoa bean plantations. Film-maker Miki Mistrati wanted to go to the root of the problem and see what was really going on. He began his journey at a major expo of chocolate companies, and asked a representative from every company where their cocoa beans come from in the world. Not surprisingly, they nearly unanimously came from Ghana and the Ivory Coast in Africa. After speaking with government officials in the nations and the heads of the chocolate manufacturers, Mika did not believe the mantra that they are strictly policing the use of child labor. With further research, hidden cameras and undercover sleuthing, he was able to walk onto a cocoa plantation and see with his own eyes children younger than twelve working in the fields. As he waited at a common drop off point, Mika began to understand the chain of events that brings a child for...
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2011 for the course ARTS AND S 259 taught by Professor Harry during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '11