Chocolate makers protected from lawsuit over child slavery in Ivory Coast

Q: The U.S. Supreme Court last week threw out a lawsuit that claimed food giants Nestle and Cargill knowingly bought cocoa beans - the raw ingredient for your chocolate bars and treats - from farms in Ivory Coast that used child slave labor. Where is Ivory Coast?

Circle the area on this map

Q: Claiming the companies perpetuated that slave trade to keep cocoa prices low, six men said they were trafficked as children from Mali and forced to work as slaves on farms in Ivory Coast. Mali is . . .

A. North of Ivory Coast

B. East of Ivory Coast

C. South of Ivory Coast

D. West of Ivory Coast

Q: Agriculture employs most of the world’s child and forced laborers, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Where else do children work in farm fields?

A. Bangladesh

B. Mexico

C. United States

D. All of the above

Q: While Ivory Coast and Ghana are poor, their farms bring in workers from much poorer neighboring nations like Mali. Based on gross domestic product per person, the world’s poorest nations are in Africa. What is the poorest nation outside the continent?

A. Afghanistan

B. Haiti

C. North Korea

D. Yemen

Q: One in four of all victims of trafficking are children involved in forced labor. According to Danish researchers, a child slave in West Africa can be bought for as little as . . .

A. $3

B. $37

C. $370

D. $3,700

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