Imagine being Charlie in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, in a single moment you are given the opportunity to see where your chocolate bar really comes from. For Charlie, it is Willy Wonkaï¿½s factory, a fenced off paradise in the middle of a dirty industrial city.
But if we were to take that journey now, we would find that our chocolate bar takes us on a worldwide adventure ï¿½ just the cocoa would take us to every continent in the world! Instead of Wonka and the happy Umpa Lumpas, we would meet executives, factory workers, farmers, and children taken into slavery. Thatï¿½s just a chocolate bar!
Today, just about every step we make connects us to countries, companies, production lines, people and global issues. In this issue of Global Bits, we follow a day in the life of a young person, Daniel, and explore the connections he makes to the world.