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White Gold and Child Labor

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views on 18th October, 2010 | 1 Comment

cotton_fieldThe central Asian country of Uzbekistan is currently one of the world’s largest exporters of cotton, selling over 800,000 tons of this ‘white gold’ a year. However, behind this ‘white gold’ lies a dark story of widespread government-sponsored forced child labor and harrowing working conditions.
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