Child Slavery and Chocolate

In an their LA Times editorial Taking Child Slavery Out of Valentine’s Day, Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Eliot L. Engel (D-N.Y.), touch on an important issue that needs much broader attention: the refusal of major chcolate manufacturers to stamp out child slavery in cocoa production. However, they miss one important aspect of this issue. There are chocolate manufacturers who do comply with the Harkin-Engel Protocol: Fair Trade chocolate makers. Here are some examples of sources for “guilt-free” chocolate:

If you live in Durham, NC, check out the selection of fine, fair trade chocolates at One World Market on 9th Street. (Shameless plug for my wife’s store :))

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