Chocolate - something to think about

There are reports that child slaves, who have been stolen from their parents, are sold to come cocoa farmers in the Ivory Coast.  This is where almost half the World's cocoa comes from! 

For more information about this issue, please look at  This site has some information, and the site author has also written to chocolate manufacturers to find out where their cocoa comes from and whether the farming practices use child slaves.  The companies are listed, and a copy of each reply is linked.  It is very interesting reading.

There is also a resource page with lots of links to further information.