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Choose Better Chocolate
Choose chocolate for those trick-or-treaters this Halloween that supports cocoa farmers and their families.
We all love to see those trick-or-treating kids in their favorite Halloween costumes and we’re ready with bags of candy by the door. With so many bags of cheep chocolate available, have you ever given a thought to where it comes from?
Cocoa farmers and their family’s, including children, work extremely hard for very little pay. They have no other means of climbing out of poverty. But we as consumers can make good choices about which companies we buy our chocolate from. Join Green America with me to support companies that support fair trade.
Visit the Green America website for:
- more facts about cocoa farmers
- printable cards to spread awareness this Halloween
- and links to buy fair trade chocolate minis.
More info at greenamerica.org.
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Anne Campbell says
Wow! Those are really shocking statistics. I’ve become more aware of the importance of shopping fair trade products, but I didn’t know all of this about cocoa. Thanks for enlightening your audience!
Wow. I didn’t know any of those stats! I do love Fair Trade Chocolate so now I will feel twice as good buying it.
I really never even thought about where my chocolate comes from. Thanks for raising awareness.
Crystal McClean says
Shocking facts! But I’m not surprised to see the retailers are making the largest profit. It’s so hard to know what really goes on with much of what we purchase.