"Teun turns himself in as a chocolate criminal"

Journalist Teun van de Keuken is shocked when in 2003, he reads a book about child slavery on cocoa farms in West Africa. He realises that slavery still exists, so he decides to study this phenomenon further.

It turns out child slavery is alarmingly common in West Africa – where most of the cocoa originates from. This is particularly shocking considering that in 2001, a number of large international chocolate companies signed the Harkin Engel Protocol aimed at eliminating the ‘worst forms of child labor’. As soon as Teun is aware of the illegal practices of the chocolate industry, he decides to eat a couple of chocolate bars and turn himself in as a chocolate criminal to the [tf_popup link="31" style="small" color="#1068C9" text="#fff"]Keuringsdienst van Waarde[/tf_popup]

It turns out child slavery is alarmingly common in West Africa – where most of the cocoa originates from. This is particularly shocking considering that in 2001, a number of large international chocolate companies signed the Harkin Engel Protocol aimed at eliminating the ‘worst forms of child labor’.

As soon as Teun is aware of the illegal practices of the chocolate industry, he decides to eat a couple of chocolate bars and turn himself in as a chocolate criminal to the Keuringsdienst van Waarde