We often say things without knowing what it means or the true weight and implications it holds for people, or the world around us.
What do we really know about conflict minerals?
Most individuals in the world know what a conflict mineral is, by definition.
Minerals, so sought after, so precious and valuable for commercial and industrial gain that people fight, and die digging for them. I doubt you knew that those deaths tallied to 5.4 million people between 1998–2007, in Africa alone (Enough Project).
Don’t worry; I had no knowledge of those statistics either. But it makes me revisit the question, what do you really know about conflict minerals?
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