The Dark Side of Valentine's Day

On Valentines Day - one of the busiest days for sale of roses and chocolate - Global Exchange is working to raise awareness about the state of the world's cocoa producers which are home to widespread child labor and even child slavery.

Well Saturday is Valentines Day - one of the busiest days for sale of roses and chocolate. This year Global Exchange is working to raise awareness about part of the dark side of Valentines Day - the state of the world's cocoa producers who make chocolate. According to Global Exchange cocoa farms are home to widespread child labor and even child slavery especially in West Africa. Global Exchange is calling on the world's biggest chocolate company M&M/Mars to start selling fair trade certified chocolate.

Interview with Melissa Schweisguth, Global Exchange Fair Trade coordinator Listen here