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Fair Trade Chocolate: A Myth?

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From the Food Empowerment Project:

“Cannot recommend but are working on the issues in various ways*:”

*”… These are companies that responded to our request for information and are either fair trade, organic and/or have indicated to us that they are aware of the slavery issue and care enough to work on it, but, unfortunately, their chocolate still comes from the Ivory Coast or Ghana. They are currently buying chocolate with the intention of not participating in slavery, but we can’t be 100% sure that it is not linked to slavery as they source from these countries in West Africa. Some of the companies that are fair trade are not necessarily going to change suppliers, but they are indeed informed companies trying to do their part.”  Appetite for Justice by Food Empowerment Project

- Bonvita
- Callebaut
- Chocolove
- Chocoveda
- Deliss Chocolate
- Endangered Species Chocolate
- Go Max Go
- Guittard Chocolate Company
- Lake Champlain Chocolates
- LEDA Chocolate (Australia & New Zealand)
- Liz Lovely Cookies
- Mariposa Baking Company
- Pangea
- Rescue Chocolate
- Svelte
- Sweet William (New Zealand)
- TradeAid (New Zealand)
- Terra Nostra
- Whittaker’s (Australia & New Zealand)
- Xan Confections

For a complete list of all the companies on the Food Empowerment Project’s chocolate list visit them here.

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11:37AM PDT on Aug 19, 2015

Thank you Alisa.

6:30AM PDT on May 6, 2015

No ivory coast chocolate!

6:03AM PDT on May 2, 2015


4:34AM PDT on May 2, 2015

Make it a treat to our homeland instead of just ourselves

9:47PM PDT on Oct 25, 2014

Thank you :)

3:50AM PDT on Oct 23, 2014

This is an extremely helpful article. I very rarely eat chocolate, but if I ever do I will only eat the brands on this list.

1:39AM PDT on Apr 3, 2014

thanx for sharing

3:01PM PST on Feb 24, 2014

Please check out Yachana jungle chocolate at it is made of cocoa nibs picked from the rain forest- no slave labor, no rain forest destruction!

1:23PM PST on Feb 16, 2014

I haven't yet found a mention of Cadburys, the most famous makers of good chocolate in the UK. I want to know...

9:00PM PST on Feb 13, 2014

Thanks to Alina for the petition. (s, p, t)

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