Monday, December 14, 2015

#AdventUs BITTER


I like dark chocolate.  They call it bittersweet because it has less sugar.  

The lives of many chocolate farmers are bitter.  

Chocolate is a very labor intensive crop.  According to the non-profit Oxfam America, cocoa farmers around the world on average typically make even less – about three percent of the price of a chocolate bar.  Human trafficking is involved in the chocolate trade.  Knowing that can take all the sweetness out chocolate.

Fair trade chocolate benefits small farmers who run their own co-opts and profits are put make into the community. 

You can buy Fair trade chocolate through Lutheran World Relief

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