"Abengourou, Côte d'Ivoire | December 12, 2015
In small secluded farming commune a young boy - perhaps 10 years old - sits among a group of men in a tight circle around a mound of Cocoa melons, breaking them open and scooping the fleshy seeds out. Eventually the "meat" of the fruit is discarded and the seeds set out to dry. These dry seeds become the basic ingredient for chocolate.
Chocolate production has been plagued by the use of child labor, with many companies unable or unwilling to halt the practice.
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