WHY WE CARE
The U.S. Department of Labor reports millions of children in Africa work under hazardous conditions growing cocoa, the main ingredient in chocolate. These dangers include exposure to pesticides, lifting heavy loads, using sharp tools, and working in burning fields. And out of the billions of dollars chocolate producers make each year, farmers only see 6.6% of the profits—totaling to about $1 per day.
WHERE TO BUY FAIR TRADE CANDIES
Mokaya: Handcrafted chocolates and desserts made with quality and devotion in Grand Rapids, MI. 638 Wealthy SE 616 551 1925 Mokayagr.com/
Global Infusion: 143 Diamond Avenue SE Grand Rapids, Mi 49506 (616) 776-9720 email@example.com Globalinfusion.Net
The Bridge is a fair-trade gift shop ... 18 W 8th St, Holland, MI 49423-3153.
Ferris Coffee Ferriscoffee.com/collections/chocolate
BRANDS TO LOOK FOR
- Alter Ego Truffles (for you Ferrero Rocher fans)
- Theo Foods — a variety of naturally flavored chocolate bars, including raspberry, ginger, and orange
- Equal Exchange — grown by small farmer co-ops
- Divine Chocolate — From bars to after dinner mints, this is just awesome chocolate!