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Vote with Your Dollar - Learn About the Power of Fair Trade

End Trafficking

Did you know that many children are forced to labor on cocoa plantations in countries like the Ivory Coast and Ghana?

While it is difficult to give quantitative data on child trafficking, UNICEF estimates that in Côte d’Ivoire alone approximately 200,000 children work on cocoa farms. By purchasing Fair Trade chocolate for Halloween, you can ensure that no slave or child labor was used in the production of your chocolate!

Earlier this month, we spoke with experts in the Fair Trade movement from Fairtrade America and Equal Exchange about how supporting Fair Trade can help empower workers and keep children in school and out of agriculture, among other industries. Watch the recorded Hangout today!

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Fascinating talk on fair trade and how the movement actually helps curb youth trafficking. I never really considered that so thanks for opening my eyes to it all. I love hearing their thoughts on the future of fair trade as almost a seal/brand/making it a necessary part of food production. I love what Whole Foods has been doing with produce ratings:

    • End Trafficking

      We're so happy to hear that you learned something from our Hangout! Very interesting about Whole Foods. They provide a ton of Fair Trade products in their store!