If you love chocolate as much as I do, and want to ensure that you are buying chocolate that is not harvested by slave labor in West Africa, you may be interested in this article I wrote for my blog, “Chocolate, Slavery and Our Collective Guilt”. Unknown to many of us is the fact that slave labor is still used on cocoa plantations. This “blood chocolate” is produced and sold by some of the largest chocolate companies. It is possible to buy Free Trade chocolate, but you need to know what brands to look for and what labels on the packaging to look for. After doing research for the article, I was glad to see that Green and Black chocolate is sourced from non-slave growers.
To read the article:http://cookinginmexico.com/2010/11/19/chocolate-slavery-and-our-collective-guilt/