"No" to sweet poison

 
Published: Thursday 15 June 1995

"No" to sweet poison

The Women's Environmental Network had launched a campaign in spring 1993 against miserable working conditions and the use of pesticides in cocoa production. The campaign, aimed at ameliorating the health of cocoa farm workers and stopping pesticide poisoning in chocolates, scored a success when the UK government agreed to implement the regular testing of pesticide residues in chocolate in the spring of last year. The campaign, however, will continue till all its goals are achieved.

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