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Cocoa Industry Accused of Greed, Neglect for Labor Practices in Ivory Coast

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

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