Big Chocolate: US Supreme Court to weigh in on child slavery lawsuit against Nestle, Cargill

Big Chocolate: US Supreme Court to weigh in on child slavery lawsuit against Nestle, Cargill

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether Nestle USA and Cargill, two big players in the chocolate industry, can be held responsible for child slavery and other human rights abuses on cocoa farms in western Africa.

Six Malians who were forced to work on Ivory Coast cocoa farms as children are suing, accusing Nestle USA and Cargill of “aiding and abetting” in the abuses on the farms by providing operators with financial help.

The court is expected to release its decision by June. But what will the ruling mean for the companies in question – and the larger cocoa industry? Alyssa Julie reports.

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