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(article, Culinate staff)
Chocolate these days may be labeled "organic" and "fair trade." But is it child-labor free? That's the latest food-labeling campaign. In the chocolate-heavy Easter season, activists are pushing for such major cacao companies as Lindt and Ferrero to stop relying on chocolate produced by enslaved children on West African farms. Some companies, including Nestlé, and Cadbury, have already introduced child-labor-free products. Change.org persuaded Hershey to do the same after a petition campaign, and now the nonprofit is encouraging chocolate lovers to put pressure on Lindt and Ferrero. Something to chew on over Easter weekend.