3. Prohibit child labor and require fair wages
The socially responsible trade programs also ensure that there are no labor abuses. Unfortunately, cacao has a long history of child labor abuses including the human trafficking of children to work on the farms. These trade programs, prohibit child labor and require fair wages.
Be the change
The simple action step of reaching for the chocolate with these certifications makes a ripple of positive change for people. As Alex Whitmore, the co-founder of TAZA chocolate featured in my book, EAT LESS WATER shared.