We’ve talked about this before, but Global Exchange wants us to think about the provenance of our chocolate (especially for Valentine’s Day — sorry I didn’t get to posting this earlier!).
If your chocolate isn’t fair trade, it was likely produced by child labor and slavery. Even if the ingredients look “cruelty-free,” that surely isn’t.
You can read more about fair trade chocolate here on Global Exchange’s site.
(Two books I’ve read recently make me wonder just how effective fair trade is, really, but it does seem like it’s better than the current deal that producers get — though that isn’t saying much & in the end may not amount to enough…)