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Campaign to End Inappropriate Child Labor in Cocoa Seeks Correction to U.S. Executive Order

A coalition to end child slavery on West African cocoa farms, Slave Free Chocolate, has launched a campaign to correct U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order (EO) 13126: “Prohibition of Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor”, signed on June 12, 1999.   Currently, the EO addresses inappropriate cocoa from Cote d’ Ivoire and Nigeria, but not chocolate made with such cocoa. For this EO to have any effect at all the campaign asks that the words “and its derivative products” be included when referencing such cocoa.

Learn more and join the campaign at Executive Order 13126 Valentine’s Campaign


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