Nestle and Cargill financing child slavery for their chocolate industries, yet SCOTUS rejects a lawsuit to stop them from getting sued by those formally enslaved.

I know Nestle has done really bad things in the past like that heinous baby formula fiasco story my mom told me about when I was a child, but this is just plain sick. So apparently, Nestle and Cargill have financed their chocolate businesses by using child slaves as young as 5 years old in Cote D’Ivoire (or Ivory Coast if you prefer) and Mali for 12-14 hours a day under abusive conditions like getting beaten, starved out, and under armed surveillance among other ghastly things. The formally enslaved people tried to make a lawsuit against these companies for human rights abuses and who can blame them? However, the Supreme Court in America denied the lawsuit from an 8-1 majority (Yes, both Republicans AND Democrats voted to reject the suit) because this happened outside of America. So let me get this straight. People can be arrested for sexual assault or being a Nazi outside of the country even if it was outside the nation as they should be incarcerated, but for being involved in child slavery isn’t good enough to throw the book at the companies and their accomplices? Unbelievable! Do your jobs, SCOTUS!

Me being offended about this happening isn’t just on principle in my case, but this offends me as a human being. While Nestle and Cargill deserve to be boycotted and charged with slavery, the accomplices directly in those African nations need to be locked up as well. This is hardcore selling out on so many levels and those governments should rescue the enslaved and shut down these plantations. Slavery is still going on in the world, but sadly not many people still realize this.

If you do buy chocolate, then please do your research on the companies like if they’re fair trade for example. For me, I won’t be buying anything from these companies.

Don’t just focus on the Crunch Bars, NesQuik chocolate milk, or NesCafe coffee. Here are other brands that each respective company owns.

Nestle:

Gerber
Tombstone pizza
Perrier
San Pellegrino
Cheerios
Nestle Pure Life
NaturNes
Cerelac
Fitness cereal
Lion cereal
Nespresso
Hot Pockets
Stouffer’s
Herta
Buitoni
Lean Cuisine
Maggi
Thomy
Carnation
Coffee-Mate
Nido
La Laitiere
Nestea
Milo
Chef
Chef-Mate
Minor’s
Sjora
Boost
Nutren Junior
Peptamen
Resource
Dreyer’s
Extreme
Haagen-Dazs
Movenpick
Nestle Ice Cream
Alpo
Bakers Complete
Beneful
Cat Chow
Toll House
Kit Kat
Chef Michael’s Canine Creations
Dog Chow
Fancy Feast
Felix
Friskies
Gourmet
Purina
Pro Plan
DiGiorno
Starbucks Coffee at Home


Cargill:

Ambrosia Chocolate
Gerkens Cocoa
Merckens A Rainbow of Possibilities
Peter’s Chocolate
Wilbur

Hopefully this helps for anyone who actually cares about this issue. The fact that slavery hasn’t ended in 2021 makes my blood boil.

5 thoughts on “Nestle and Cargill financing child slavery for their chocolate industries, yet SCOTUS rejects a lawsuit to stop them from getting sued by those formally enslaved.

  1. I’ve known about Nestle’s reputation for a long time, since hearing about the formula and water controversies. I’ve also long hated Cargill on a personal level because there was a Cargill factory on the road to where I used to work, and it smelled like shit for at least a mile in every direction, but this is news to me.

    As far as SCOTUS goes, I think at least the jurisdictional argument kind of works, though I also think it could be argued either way and I personally prefer the Ninth Circuit’s reading of the law. Part III of the decision, which only had 3 justices’ support, is absolute bullshit however. It’s worth noting that the one dissenter in this case was Alito, who is normally as far right as they get, yet he’s the one I agree with the most this time. The Court can surprise you sometimes.

    I think one major problem with all this jurisdictional mess is that we don’t have nearly enough of an international legal framework set up to deal with these situations. Multinational corporations are able to skirt the laws of nations easily, to the point that you could argue that mega-corps like these are far more powerful in some sense. I don’t know how you get a handle on that — there probably need to be some major international summits and a lot of negotiation, but if we can’t even agree on the most basic of shit right now like climate change, I feel the chances of this happening are near zero. But we still have to hope and push.

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    • Sure thing. Thanks for reminding me about the water controversy especially with what went down in Flint. Wow, that’s terrible about Cargill and I’m sorry you had to deal with their presence close to where you used to work. This is something I just found out about this week.

      Thanks for the more in-depth analysis of SCOTUS. I will admit that I’m not as well versed with all the judicial things, but even then I know the judges know better. When Phil in the video mentioned in passing that Alito of all people was the lone dissenter, I was shocked. Not going to lie, when I caught that fact, I said to myself “I agree with Alito in this situation…I don’t like this feeling.” It really shows how tied in politics and corporations are.

      No disagreements about companies getting away with things then no one else could. How is it that someone could get jail time for a non-violent offense like drug possession or mail tampering (not that anyone should be doing those things, obviously), but a giant megacorp could be involved with slavery, torture, or even kill people in direct or indirect ways, yet nothing happens. Don’t even get me started on the racial aspect of those double standards in addition to the clear wealth gap. Something should be done with international laws and for multiple governments to take action. Even the regular people should stand up for those being oppressed. You do raise some good points and I’m glad you care about this issue.

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