TheChocolateLife :: LIVE w/ Terry Collingsworth, International Rights Advocates

TheChocolateLife :: LIVE w/ Terry Collingsworth, International Rights Advocates

Friday, January 21st, 12:00 EST.

In this session of TheChocolateLife::LIVE I will be talking with Terry Collingsworth of International Rights Advocates about the status of two lawsuits filed here in the US against Big Chocolate on behalf of children that have been trafficked to cocoa farms in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.

We will also be talking about how organizations like the WCF – and their members and initiatives like the ICI – have failed to live up to voluntary commitments under the Harkin-Engel Protocol, what potential outcomes of the litigation might be as well as preferential outcomes, and if by focusing on cocoa farms we are overlooking the root causes of the problem.

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I am proud to say that my dear friend, Robin Romano, was the director of this documentary. Prior to his untimely passing, Robin and I were working on a project back in 2011/13 – we called it CocoaAssure™ – to address some of the issues raised. This is where my interest in supply chain transparency was first awakened.
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Four Bars Too Far?
Their new campaign has many people asking ... WTF were they thinking?
A Case Against Big Chocolate
“Big Chocolate” gets hauled into court for failing to live up to its promises to curb human trafficking in their cocoa supply chains.
Taking a(nother Small) Bite Out of Tony’s
Tilting at Windmills? Part 2 in a multi-part series examining the fallout from Tony’s Sweet Solutions campaign.
Gaslighting Slavery
Updated August 30th. When leadership not only fails to lead, but - IMO – deliberately dissembles, what can we do?
AN ECONOMIC LENS IS NEEDED TO ERADICATE CHILD LABOUR IN WEST AFRICAN COCOA SECTOR
No less than three layers will have to be peeled off to get to the core of work of children in the West African cocoa sector. Terminology can harm, confuse, mislead and can destroy markets.
Your thoughts on this? From the person who “inspired” the Gaslighting Slavery post.
NO NEED TO QUESTION THE RELEVANCE OF ‘FAIR PRICING’
A recently published report of Wageningen University & Research and Mondelez International could easily be interpreted as questioning the importance of “a fair price for cocoa”. Is true pricing indeed a less relevant factor in achieving a living income for cocoa farmers? The report expects more posi
Your thoughts on this? Also by the person who “inspired” the Gaslighting Slavery post.

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