30 Nov '16, 7am

Kellogg's and Nestle 'using oil produced by child labour'

Major household brands are selling everyday grocery staples containing palm oil produced using child labour , Amnesty International has claimed. Amnesty said children as young as eight were working in hazardous conditions for Singapore-based company Wilmar, whose palm oil was traced to nine global firms including Colgate-Palmolive, Kellogg's, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser and Unilever. A report by the human rights organisation contains details of children aged between eight and 14 working without safety equipment at Wilmar's Indonesian plantations, where toxic pesticides are used. Children were carrying sacks of palm fruit that can weigh 25kg, according to the report. Some had dropped out of school to work with parents for all or most of the day, while others worked in the afternoon after school, at weekends and during holidays, Amnesty claimed. Read more Two...

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