2 “Women and the Big Business of Chocolate,” Oxfam.
3 US Department of State.
The availability of organic, fair trade, and ethically sourced chocolate is exploding. While you still may have to look a little harder, you should be able to find alternatives to your favorite chocolate-based snacks that will allow you to feel good about what you’re purchasing and make a significant difference for others. Your best bet is to avoid most of the large chocolate producers as their records around both social and environmental issues remain troubling.
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