Allegations of child labor prompt Nespresso investigation(Freedom United, Global News, 1/03/020)

Children as young as 11 are working on coffee farms that supply the coffee giant Nespresso, an upcoming documentary is set to reveal.The documentary, part of the British current affairs program Dispatches, features footage of children picking coffee beans and carrying heavy loads on six separate Nespresso-linked farms in Guatemala.The program is expected to claim that poor families are forced support themselves by taking their children out of school and putting them to work on coffee plantations.Nespresso has responded to the allegations by launching a full investigation, asserting that it has “zero tolerance” for child labor and pledging to “act immediately.”