Bitter Truth about Chocolate Let’s go Fair Trade! Persuasive essay

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Bitter Truth about Chocolate

Bitter Truth about Chocolate Lets go Fair Trade!Persuasive essay

1. Use of cacoa was first found in: South AmericaCentral AfricaAsia

1. Use of cacoa was first found in: South AmericaCentral AfricaAsia

2. How much chocolate do Dutch eat in kg per capita? 7.46.45.4

(for your information: an average chocolate bar weighs 40 45 gram)

2. How much chocolate do Dutch eat in kg per capita? 7.46.45.4

(for your information: an average chocolate bar weighs 40 45 gram)

3. How many chocolate bars can be produced from one kilo of cocoa beans? 203040

3. How many chocolate bars can be produced from one kilo of cocoa beans? 203040

4. One kilo of cocoa beans is sold for: 0.50 cents1 euro 1.50 euro

4. One kilo of cocoa beans is sold for: 0.50 cents1 euro 1.50 euro

5. How many children work in cocoa industry in West-Afica? 1 million 1.3 million 1.8 million

5. How many children work in cocoa industry in West-Afica? 1 million 1.3 million 1.8 million

Thesis: Why we need to buy fair trade chocolate Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5C7jmrycf0

News:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXWFXeIZY9g

- Child labor : harsh conditions, work 8 hours a day, use dangerous equipment - Child trafficking: they are stolen from their parents or forced by parents to work there because the parents themselves also dont have any money and are not paid enough to sustain their families - Children cannot go to school - Fair trade because: Farmers will get a fair price for their cocoa, profits will go back into the community. Example: water pump and corn mill.

Refutation: People dont buy fair trade, because its too expensive. If they dont buy the chocolate then the farmers wont get income etc.