Unilever denies child labour link in India
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Author: Simon Fraser, BBC News
Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant, has denied that its policies encourage child labour in India...The report, published by the India Committee of the Netherlands, said Unilever buys hybrid cotton seeds from farmers who pay children a handful of rupees to work long hours in hazardous conditions.
full report: Child Labour and Trans-National Seed Companies in Hybrid Cotton Seed Production in Andhra Pradesh [India]
Author: Dr. Davuluri Venkateswarlu, Director, Global Research and Consultancy Services, Hyderabad, study commissioned by India Committee of the Netherlands
[refers to Hindustan Lever Ltd. (Unilever subsidiary), Syngenta, Advanta, Monsanto, Mahyco, Proagro]