Sustainable, Organic Chocolate

Chocolate just isn't as sweet when you consider the chocolate industry’s underbelly.

| January/February 2006

  • Photo Courtesy Dagoba Chocolate

“All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!” —Lucy Van Pelt (from “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz)

Who doesn’t love the taste of rich bon-bons, creamy truffles, or a frothy cup of cocoa? They taste less sweet, however, when you consider the chocolate industry’s underbelly: deforestation, pollution, and slave labor. Fortunately, you can buy organic, fair-wage chocolate with a clear conscience.

Human rights

Sweet: A growing number of chocolate companies is devoted to fairly traded agriculture, which ensures workers are paid a fair wage and provided with safe working conditions. Child laborers have the opportunity to attend school.

Bitter: Many cacao farms are under investigation for using slave and child labor. Through poverty and human trafficking, laborers are forced to work in dangerous jobs. Up to 15,000 children from some of the world’s poorest countries are thought to be laboring on plantations in the Ivory Coast, producer of almost half the world’s cocoa.




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