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WOW: Check out VICE Magazine's powerful and disturbing new overview of the status quo on too many cocoa plantations in West Africa. All the more reason for Ghirardelli to commit to Fair Trade certification and put a label on it:

Your Chocolate Addiction Is Fueling Child Slavery | MUNCHIES

MUNCHIES: Food by VICE
Yes, I’m very guilty of indulging in those $9, single-origin chocolate bars with the pretty wrapping paper. They’re so delicious, and I can never believe how much I will pay for the price of pleasure. But the gnarly reality is that I’m helping the unending cycle of child laborers in West Africa; many of whom are pressed into service on cocoa…Read More
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…Read More

Help Save the Cocoa Industry – Buy Fair Trade Certified Chocolate This Valentine's Day

Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit
This is part of a series on “The Future of Fair Trade,” written in collaboration with Fair Trade USA. A 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, Fair Trade USA is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. To follow along with the rest of the series, click here. Raul Zambrano, from Ecuador, scoops cacao beans…Read More
This Valentine’s Day, show you care for people and the planet by wowing those you love with Fairtrade certified gifts and treats. Here are some suggestions for an extra heartfelt celebration.

My Fair Valentine- An Ethical Shopping Guide

by Marika Escaravage *NEW* Discounts on Camino chocolates, exclusive sale on Fairtrade certified gold jewellery and more!  « All is fair in love and war ». Regrettably, this saying no longer rings true. Not when the cocoa in your box of chocolates might have been harvested by child slaves and the pesticides used to grow your bouquet could be…Read More
"From Cuba with Love" Dara Cooper was one of 81 participants on a Reality Tours trip of farming and permaculture experts to Cuba, to participate in the International Permaculture Convergence, November 24-December 7. Dara is the director of The NYC Food and Fitness Partnership at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, which works to address…Read More

From Cuba With Love

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14th January, 2014 - Posted by Admin - No Comments Dara Cooper was one of 81 participants on a Reality Tours trip of farming and permaculture experts to Cuba, to participate in the International Permaculture Convergence, November 24-December 7. Dara is the director of The NYC Food and Fitness Partnership at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration…Read More
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