On Valentine's Day, we look into two of the luxury industries that have come to expect huge profits on this hyper-consumerized occasion. We begin with chocolate. A scathing new report by veteran journalist and author Christian Parenti says hardly any progress has been made in the cocoa industry's pledges to address child labor. We host a debate between Parenti and William Guyton, president of the World Cocoa Foundation.
Audio link to interview at: http://www.democracynow.org/2008/2/14/chocolates_bittersweet_economy
Cocoa Industry Accused of Greed, Neglect for Labor Practices in Ivory Coast
"Chocolate's Bittersweet Economy"
Democracy Now, February 14, 2008
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