It’s Valentine’s Day, and in supermarkets, drug stores and specialty shops across the country, shelves are lined with chocolates of every shape, size and variety. As you browse through endless heart-shaped boxes, consider this: The chocolate industry is in jeopardy, and if things don’t change, there could be a worldwide cocoa deficit by the year 2020.
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Fair Trade products are food or crafts that are produced under standards designed to end and prevent the poverty, sweatshop labor conditions, environmental degradation, etc that are endemic to the free trade "race to the bottom" that puts profits above people and the planet. A widely recognized definition of Fair Trade is enumerated in the FINE Principles: "Fair Trade is a trading…
You raised your voice, now help us deliver! Since launching the campaign to urge Ghirardelli to label its chocolate as Fair Trade, over 10,000 of you have signed the petition calling on Ghirardelli to do the right thing and go Fair Trade. Ghirardelli is clearly hearing your call. They have called our offices several times since the campaign started just a few months ago! Our consumer…
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