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Cocoa slave tastes sweet freedom

This Easter, Britons will eat their way through 80 million chocolate eggs but would we have such a sweet tooth if we knew how it was harvested?

Sixty per cent of cocoa beans found in chocolate on UK shop shelves are sourced in Ghana and Ivory Coast.

Fatao is a 12-year-old boy from Burkina Faso who Panorama discovers working on a cocoa farm in Ghana.

He is just one of thousands of trafficked children helping to feed the world's appetite for chocolate.

Panorama - Chocolate: The Bitter Truth is on BBC One, Wednesday 24 March at 2100GMT.

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