There is SLAVERY in most major supplies of Chocolate (except for certain brands marked "FAIR TRADE AGREEMENT" who do not buy from Slavery countries, and any Chocolate labled as Organic is non-slavery chocolate (as no Organic choclate comes from countries where slavery is used, as per John Robbins seel links below).

WIKIPEDIA QUOTES: "Children are generally found traveling or begging and lured to the Ivory Coast, where they are sold. Traffickers promise them paid work, housing, and education; instead, they are forced to labour and undergo severe abuse working on the cacao farms. The Ivory Coast is the world's largest producer and exporter of cocoa beans, with west Africa collectively supplying nearly 50% of world cocoa." AND The children are "....kidnapped and sold as slaves for about US$30. Other children are sold by their parents. In the poor parts of Mali street sellers and other slum families sometimes sell their children into slavery for a few dollars. It is believed that 15,000 or more children are in forced labor camps in the Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), some under 11. They are unlikely ever to be reunited with their families. Often they are held forcibly on farms and made to do tiring work for 80 to 100 hours per week and those who attempt to escape are beaten."

WIKIPEDIA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_exploitation_in_the_chocolate_industry

JOHN ROBBINS: http://www.johnrobbins.info/blog/is-there-slavery-in-your-chocolate/

Both links list non-slavery chocolate companies and list the offending companies

SLAVERY IS A VIOLATION OF U.S. LAW AND INTERNATIONAL LAW

U.N. "Declaration of Human Rights" 1948
Article 4.
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.



WIKIPEDIA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocoa_Protocol
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In response to the chocolate industry's failure to fulfill its promise to monitor and certify by July 2005 that the cocoa it imports from Cote d’Ivoire is not made by forced child labor, the International Labor Rights Fund filed a lawsuit against Nestle, Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland. The lawsuit was filed in July 2005 under the Alien Tort Claims Act on behalf of a class of Malian children who were trafficked into Côte d'Ivoire and forced to work on cocoa farms for twelve to fourteen hours a day with no pay, little food and sleep, and frequent beatings.