Author: Jillian Ambroz

Jillian is multimedia writer, editor and reporter with more than 20 years of experience working in multiple industries. She has written for the New York Times and served as editor for Folio: Magazine and CoStar Group. She holds a Masters of Science from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Lawsuit Cites Global Candy Companies; Seeks Freedom, Compensation for Children Forced into Dangerous Work on Cocoa Farms Next time you take a bite of a chocolate bar, consider the small hands that farmed the cocoa beans. Industrial food heavyweights like Nestlé USA, Hershey and MARS Inc., rely on cocoa grown in Côte D’Ivoire, the Ivory Coast, to make their confections. And the West African nation relies on enslaved child laborers to farm its cocoa crops, a well-known fact in the candy world that keeps the cocoa at favorably low prices for the big companies. A class-action civil suit brought against…

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