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We've all heard about the sweat shops where young children spend hours over a sewing machine, producing clothes of poor quality but cheap enough to appeal to the masses.
New statistics from the International Labour Organisation claim that 60% of child labour is to be found in the agriculture industry across the world - prompting us to wonder if we know where our food comes from?
Surely there has never been a more important time to consider buying locally-produced, certified produce from the shops.
According to the IOM (International Organisation for Migration), children are frequently exploited and used as cheap labour, and trafficked across countries and borders to feed demand from the West.
We don't know much about what goes on behind closed doors here in Croydon, but we can all be aware of what is happening across the world, as our urge to consume goes out of control. Let's not forget that trafficking isn't only for sexual exploitation! Domestic slavery and forced labour are just as much in demand.
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