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Alleged child labour in supply chain of Cargill, Barry Callebaut & Archer Daniels Midland in the Ivory Coast

On 14 Feb 2012, Mother Jones published an article by Tom Philpott titled "Bloody Valentine: Child Slavery in Ivory Coast's Cocoa Fields".  The article refers to a documentary film "Dark Side of Chocolate" and alleges that child labour is being used in the supply chain ofCargill, Barry Callebaut, Archer Daniels Midland.  The article also refers to Nestlé.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies to respond.  Their responses are available below:

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7 March 2012

Alleged child labour in supply chain of of Cargill, Barry Callebaut & Archer Daniels Midland

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On 14 Feb 2012, Mother Jones published an article by Tom Philpott titled "Bloody Valentine: Child Slavery in Ivory Coast's Cocoa Fields". The article refers to a documentary film "Dark Side of Chocolate" and alleges that child labour is being used in...

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Company response
7 March 2012

Response by Archer Daniels Midland: "Bloody Valentine: Child Slavery in Ivory Coast's Cocoa Fields".

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Company response
7 March 2012

Response by Barry Callebaut: "Bloody Valentine: Child Slavery in Ivory Coast's Cocoa Fields".

Author: Barry Callebaut

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Company response
7 March 2012

Response by Cargill: "Bloody Valentine: Child Slavery in Ivory Coast's Cocoa Fields".

Author: Cargill

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Company response
7 March 2012

Response by Nestlé: "Bloody Valentine: Child Slavery in Ivory Coast's Cocoa Fields".

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