Hershey’s, Cargill under spotlight for treatment of CameroonianS and other West Africans

Photo Anthony Moretti 11Jan2015

NBC News takes a look at the criticisms.

Cargill, which makes the Ambrosia, Merckens and Peter’s chocolate brands, among others, said in a statement that “any instance of a child performing work that is dangerous or that might harm their health or education is one too many.” It has also adopted a monitoring and remediation system, which it said has already “reached 58,000 farmers in the Ivory Coast, Ghana and Cameroon.” Cargill said it “recently invested $12.3 million toward cocoa sustainability and traceability programs that will create more jobs while enhancing the safety and well-being of farming families.”

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