The darker side of EasterBy karla keatinge
29 Mar 2012
This Easter you have the opportunity to buy sugary gifts for loved ones as a statement. "Organic Fair Trade," while it may be in vogue and be slightly more gourmet a gift, is the perfect way to communicate your abhorrence toward slave labor. Not only is this chocolate better for you - free of contamination by many of the nasty pesticides that may exist in "conventional" farming techniques - but also the only guilt for you to wear because of this purchase is around your waste line.
While you could always go down the road of wondering what the fuel emissions were to get this candy to your hand, or whether or not the ink in the label was ethically produced, chances are you are not going to start your own organic coco plantation and make your own chocolate by hand. At least not this year. SO, if you do have a sweet tooth, and you do like to shower your friends and family with sweet sentiments around this time of year, use your consumer choice to make a statement on behalf of human rights.
Small equals big when we all act together.
Re: The darker side of Easter
So true Karla. Well minded. Unfortunately child labour its a reality in cocoa farms in Brazil. This is a small act that for sure can bring difference in the moment of buying my sweeties. x
4 Apr 2012 by Greice Moura