Did A Child Slave Make The Chocolate Bar You're Eating?
Class action lawsuits were filed against Hershey's, Nestle and Mars. The suits claim each knowingly had cocoa sources linked to child slaves.By Ryan Biek | September 30, 2015
Class action lawsuits were filed Monday in California against Hershey's, Nestle and Mars, claiming the companies knowingly use cocoa harvested in west Africa by child slaves.
The American chocolate industry has long been accused of such offenses, but this lawsuit adds a new spin. (Video via CNN)
Besides seeking monetary damages for those who live in California and bought the companies' chocolate, the plaintiffs want the packaging of the candy to say child slaves were involved.