January 26th, 2009
By Laura Elizabeth May
Green Right Now
Now that you have had a month to lose any extra holiday pounds, Valentine’s Day is here and that means more chocolate! Plan ahead this Valentine’s Day and buy Fair Trade chocolates for your special someone, while helping to end world poverty.
Fair Trade chocolate has met certain requirements to ensure that the workers producing the cocoa beans (typically in developing nations) are receiving fair wages. Fair trade also ensures that there are no children enslaved to the process, and that all farmers have a safe and healthy working environment. Purchasing fair trade chocolate lets your sweetie know you care about others as well as him/her.