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Child Labour and Cotton

World  (tags: slave labor, Child Labor, cotton industry )

- 1846 days ago -
Across the globe some 250 million children are compelled to work. The vast majority (70% or more) are employed in agriculture, where they are at risk from exposure to pesticides and other chemicals, machinery and arduous labour. (plus: links to more)

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Pamela R. (159)
Monday April 12, 2010, 5:59 pm
News to me, Taylor! Thanks for the alert!

Marta Away (55)
Tuesday April 13, 2010, 3:19 pm
Thanks, Taylor.

Damaris C. (155)
Tuesday April 13, 2010, 8:16 pm
Thanks for sharing the site, Taylor.
I learned a lot, and will visit regularly.

Beth H. (0)
Tuesday April 13, 2010, 8:58 pm
Thanks for sharing Taylor, really good info.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 13, 2010, 9:24 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 14, 2010, 12:12 am
It's sad that little has been done in that area. We're trying to cope with animal testing, but we don't know whose hands have made our cotton clothes. And what a vegan will wear if not cotton? Syntetic clothes are bad.

Sharon Balloch (132)
Wednesday April 14, 2010, 3:31 am

I also have that problem.. what to wear if not cotton..

Maybe if we took the ugly out of cotton then it would be different..

Paritosh P. (26)
Wednesday April 14, 2010, 3:45 am

Paritosh P. (26)
Wednesday April 14, 2010, 3:46 am
very sad

wyvonna p. (4)
Wednesday April 14, 2010, 5:41 am
This is so sad

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (292)
Saturday April 17, 2010, 5:19 am
Thanks Taylor noted and it is awful for the children

Dana H. (229)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 6:09 pm
I grew up in southern Georgia and I remember being made to pick cotton,I was a child and I never did understand until I was almost grown why those cotton bowls(that looked like tomatoes) had stickers. T for sharing again taylor.
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