Tim Newman, Campaigns Assistant, International Labor Rights Forum
Everyone knows that smoking cigarettes is bad for your health, but did you know that it also harms children and workers involved in growing tobacco? A new article by Pilirani Semu-Banda published by our friends at CorpWatch focuses on the ongoing problem of child labor in tobacco fields in Malawi.
As Semu-Banda writes,
Sickly and malnourished, Kirana Kapito began his working life on a large commercial tobacco estate in Malawi's northern region. The farms sell their produce on the country's auction floors directly to international corporations including Limbe Leaf Tobacco, majority owned by the Swiss-registered Continental Tobacco Company and U.S.-based Alliance One Tobacco...