Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The Darker Side of Chocolate

Image result for fair trade logoToday in Social Studies we were shown a video called, The Darker Side of Chocolate. After watching this video I had realized, in Ghana, child labour is a big problem. I had found out that very young children, even younger than 10 years old had been working on Cocoa Bean farms 7 hours a day, some even longer. Some children were even forced by there parents to work because they didn't get enough money. This video had showed me that while people like me are enjoying all the chocolate they could eat, there are children in Ghana who are working and making the product,7 hours a day and these children haven't even tasted the chocolate. But still, even though these children work very hard, they still don't have enough money to even feed the family.

 So an organisation, Fair trade, decided to sell the chocolate that some of these people in Ghana make, paying them good money and helping them out,UNLESS the children are free and not working. So I recommend that people start buying chocolates that have the Fair Trade logo, because all that money goes to help people struggling in Ghana.

1 comment:

  1. What do you think people should choose to do if they are struggling to make ends meet for their own family, but want to buy (for instance) a bunch of bananas for their family? Should they buy fairtrade bananas for $1 more, or non-fairtrade ones for less? What about free-range eggs v cage eggs (maybe an extra $1.50 for free range?) I always used to buy cage eggs when I was a student but I promised that when I got a job I would buy free range eggs.. and I do now :) What do you think is the ethical thing to do?