Nutella shock – Nuts picked by Children as young as 10

Nearly three-quarters of the world’s hazelnuts come from Turkey and the biggest buyer is Ferrero, maker of Nutella, the chocolate and hazelnut spread. But the nuts are picked mainly by migrants, including children, who work long hours for very low pay. What is Ferrero doing to ensure its products do not depend on child labour?   Most of the pickers are seasonal migrants from the poverty-stricken south and east of Turkey, mainly Kurds. And two of the pickers, Mustafa and Mohammed, are working illegally. They’re aged just 12 and 10,…

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Forget Le Bitcoin Viva Nutella

Meanwhile in France… While everyone else is going Bitcoin crazy the French have their own bubble of happiness, Nutella.   There is a saying amongst chocolate-spread connoisseurs that although you can’t buy happiness, you can buy a jar of Nutella. So when a French supermarket chain discounted the chocolatey goodness by 70%, shoppers were keen to get more than their fair share.   Chaotic scenes were reported at branches of Intermarche when customers fought to take advantage of a discount offer. The regular price of Nutella at Intermarche is at…

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