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Episode 8 Overview
Terry Collingsworth of International Rights Advocates has been a guest on several episodes of TheChocolateLife on Clubhouse and TheChocolateLifeLIVE.
In those episodes, we’ve discussed the work of International Rights Advocates in the legal cases here in the US whose purpose is to hold “Big Chocolate” accountable for ongoing labor abuses in their cocoa supply chains in West Africa.
Recently, CBS News aired a piece in which it showed that several Big Chocolate companies (Mars, Cargill, and Mondelēz) could not credibly say they had no knowledge of labor conditions on the farms they source from, and thus no responsibility, for the worst forms of illegal child labor, a position defended in other legal actions IRAdvocates has filed.
Shortly after the above piece aired, IRAdvocates filed a new lawsuit in the DC District Court.
In this episode of #PodSaveChocolate Terry and I will discuss this case, what makes this case different from the other cases IRAdvocates has filed, and we’ll get a status update on those cases, too.
Below are photos of Terry from his recent trip to Ghana – we will put names to the faces during the interview.
Documents mentioned in the episode
We covered a new case filed in France – asking that French retailers comply with disclosure laws. Learn more about those cases in the documents below.
#childslavery #illegalchildlabor #illegalchildlabour
#cocoa #cacao #cacau
#PodSaveChocolate #PodSaveChoc #PSC
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