What does coffee, tea, chocolate, sugar, and fruit have in common?
Many common household grocery items (like coffee, tea, chocolate, sugar and fruit) are harvested and processed using slave labor. Many men, women, and children are enslaved on these plantations to provide us with things we eat everyday.
Fortunately, companies have begun to take a stand against slavery and are certifying that their products are “Fair Trade.” This certification guarantees that those involved with the harvesting/production of the product are paid a fair wage and have humane working conditions.
Here are just a few of these companies striving to make a difference:
- Endangered Species Chocolate 10% of the profits are donated to sanctuaries and conservatories to help protect endangered species across the world.
- Equal Exchange sells chocolate, coffee, and tea
- Theo Chocolate