Thousands of Kids Hate Chocolate and You Should Too

by . June 20th, 2014


A lot of people love it. A lot of people can’t get enough of it. From that crisp first bite evolving into a smooth buttery texture, this sought-after confection has been coveted by both kids and adults everywhere since the time of the Aztecs.

However, not all things are sweet and smooth when it comes to chocolate. Around the world, with a focus on West Africa, children are forced to work in plantations, receiving machete lacerations, heat stroke, hernias, and pesticide poisoning. Working half a day, everyday, these kids don’t have time to go to school, a practice supported by their own families.

For my third infographic for my series, Taboo Trades, I have decided to touch on the business of chocolate.

sources: International Labour Organization, International Cacao Organization, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, BBC News
photo credits: infomastern via photopin cc