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peaceblaster:

 

A few hundred years ago, it was easy to determine one’s slavery footprint: step out on the porch and count the laborers. Today, millions of slaves make your clothes, food and electronics, but they are hidden halfway around the world: Uzbek children pick cotton for your shirts, Brazilian men harvest your sugar cane, and Congolese boys mine the raw materials that end up in your smartphone.

So, how many slaves work for you?

Slavery Footprint answers this question, breaking down your footprint by the products you own and the regions where forced labor was employed in their production. Justin Dillon, the 42-year-old founder of the non-profit organization Slavery Footprint, hopes the application will serve as a wake-up call to consumers unknowingly complicit in slavery.