Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Chocolate slave tastes sweet freedom

This Easter, Britons will eat their way through 80 million chocolate eggs but would we have such a sweet tooth if we knew how it was harvested?

Sixty per cent of cocoa beans found in chocolate on UK shop shelves are sourced in Ghana and Ivory Coast.Fatao is a 12-year-old boy from Burkina Faso who Panorama discovers working on a cocoa farm in Ghana.

He is just one of thousands of trafficked children helping to feed the world's appetite for chocolate.

Panorama - Chocolate: The Bitter Truth is on BBC One, Wednesday 24 March at 2100GMT.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_8584000/8584847.stm