Ensuring that Nestlé know the negative impact their companies have on thousands of African children
[Source.](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Side_of_Chocolate#Synopsis)It is estimated that over 1.4 million children between the ages of 5 and 11 are involved in cocoa production in West Africa. Despite making promises to end child slave holding and labour, no concrete actions have yet been taken by any major companies.
Nestle knows, they just don't care.
I'm not a scientician but I don't think "nestle" as a corporation is capable of watching a documentary
I kept reading it as Netflix. Haven’t slept for 40 hours. I know. No one asked. It’s a kind of high, this sleep deprived work marathon.
Nestle will buy rights to water, drain the hell out of it and all the local people end up with nothing. People should really boycott this evil company.
This is such a *nothing* sub.How is this "next level"? It's at best some /r/todayilearned/ shit.
Kudos for the film makers for making this a mainstream issues for many. My daughter watched a documentary on this when she was eight and she stopped eating chocolate. She is now in college and has never had another bite. She has informed hundreds of people on the atrocities being performed on her journey. Keep spreading the word.
It’s ok I only drink their water
I don't think a documentary will be enough for millionaires and billionaires to realize the problem faced these people until they are forced to spend a day their
How is this "next fucking level"? Jesus Christ. Downvote and report this garbage.
It’s pretty bold to think that nestle doesn’t know about all of this. How naive can someone be?
Reminder that Nestle is about as Evil Mega Corp as a modern company can be today... not that there tragically isn’t room for growth.Reminder that everyone reading this is running head first into an Elysium future
Corporations are people and some have in their nature causing damage, disease, and death without regard to human life much less that of other living creatures. 1975 First aware of Nestle formula promotion poorest countries. Marketing, billboards, sales staff dressed as nurse's and doctors visiting clinics saying better life for babies modern powder from cans than mothers milk. Clinics get babies started mothers have to continue expensive product watered down, contaminated water no sterilization. Years just to limit deceptive marketing. Pictures of baby graves with empty Formula cans as markers made me hate that brand and whatever they do continues the uncaring exploitive destruction of peoples lives making profits in any way.
Fuck nestle and fuck ginnie springs who agreed to let them tap 1mil gallons a day !!! This spring is less than 2 hours away from me and I’ve been going since I was a child :( End of rant
I saw that documentary last week. Already forgot about it and am currently eating a kitkat bar. Messed up world we live in.
Nestlé knows, they just don’t give a shit
WTF why does anyone think a corporation is going to do about it? Seriously. If they hand the guy who sells them chocolate more money and tell him to be nice to children, are you really so naïve that you think he'll stop using child labor? Are you really so naïve that you think the warlords, making life hell in Africa, are just going to let people go free? are you really so naïve that you think the world's chocolate supply could be grown somewhere else without such great expense that many thousands of non-slave people in the first world would lose their jobs as the flow of chocolate dried up? Are you really so naïve that you think people in Africa would be better off if the market for the highest paying work they can get disappeared? WTF do you even think Nestle could do that wouldn't see their entire business _immediately_ replaced by some other corporation willing to do what they started to refrain from? are you really so naïve that you think Nestle wouldn't be immediately replaced?The prosperity of first world countries absolutely require a mix of political stability, relatively free trade, and the cultural/moral norms that lead to success. You can't fix other things in countries until you have those things, and once a country has those things, the other stuff tends to start ironing itself out.
Guys, while I do understand Nestle bad and all, and while I hate Nestle as much as the next guy on this site, I really don’t understand how “Nestle” would watch a documentary in the first place, or refuse to do so. Was it the CEO that refused? Multiple people? The executives? I get that Nestle is evil but I do wish things like this could have a bit of clarification instead of saying that “Nestle” refused to watch something when Nestle isn’t really a specific person capable of watching things in the first place
So while it's all well and good hating Nestle... who owns them and what are their subsidiaries?Edit: I did a little searching and it appears Nestle is owned by Ferraro and owns around 25% of L'oreal.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nestl%C3%A9_brands
30k invested, amazing stock
What would these kids live off if they do not work in cocoa farms?. Do they have rich parents? Do they get free lunch in school? Does congo have a UBI? These are the answers we need to know.
Nestle refused to watch? They asked all the staff and they all declined?
The only way to stop this exploitation is to consume less, thats on us, because paying much more for a product will just make the exploiter richer.If we stop child exploitation what would happen to the children? I once saw a documentation about childlabour in india, with interviews of the children who were employed. They were mostly between 8 and 16 and explained quiet well why they work and why it is necessary and why they are happy that they earn money eventhough they are sometimes farawy from their families and very sad because of this. Of course there were many who were quiet broken by this and it was heart wrenching, but their reality is not ours, we cant apply our standards of living to their society they are on a point where europe(as an example) was 150 - 200 years ago.There is no right step to take actually here, if we consume less the children will be out of work or paied less and cant contribute to their families anymore. If we pay more for a product which many dont want or cant we will enrich the exploiters. If we setup a economic chain that controlls labourforce and keep the children out of the chain we will achive nothing.If we really wanted to do it right (as we see right) we would have to setup a goods chain that demands that children in a production area need to go to school, the wages must be high enough for the parents to allow this. This would mean imposing our view of the world onto people and cultures do we want that(do we want to pay that much more for goods?)? Or do we let them figur it out themselfs? and then there is another hard truth, we do not have an unlimited supply of goods or raw material in this world. There will always be people who have less than others, do we want to be the ones who have less than others? maybe jeapordize our childrens prosperity for other peoples/children prosperity?These questions are never ask if this stuff comes out, documentaries like this unanimously produce outrage and do not inform what circumstances lead to the child labour. The truth of this world is nuanced not Black and white and these nuances are important.
Yes, corporation bad... but 1st world outrage too often ignores the need of 3rd children to survive by any means necessary. Sadly, getting to spend your youth sitting in a classroom is still too much of a luxury for far too many desperate children.
How does a company refuse to watch something lol? Did they just email Nestle business inquiries saying "I would like for Nestle to watch this"?. Also, even though they played it outside their headquarters, nobody still watched it. If you played a movie I didn't want to watch during work hours outside my office I wouldn't sit and watch it. Lastly, the fact that the keywords are colored in this is quite dumb, you don't need to highlight every other word for someone to comprehend a passage. "Nestle". "African children". "Giant screen". "It there". My god this post is so bizarre..
Not to be that guy, but all of the Nestle hate seems to come from the evidence that is like a friend who was told by a friend who was told by another friend said this happened.If you search up Nestle, there is little evidence from verifiable sources that backs up claims like this.However, in this there is evidence
Didn't change a thing though, did it.
Where can I watch this documentry ?