Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Beans of Affliction: Demand Fair Trade Chocolate for Pesach!

Cocoa bean pods
Photo credit: Fair Trade Judaica

Ilana Schatz, who taught a workshop on fair trade chocolate that I attended at last year's Hazon Food Conference, has posted a petition on her website, Fair Trade Judaica, demanding that Barton's, the world's largest supplier of kosher-for-Pesach sweets, sell fair trade chocolate for Pesach.

This is a pretty clear no-brainer to me. I mean, how can we possibly celebrate our deliverance from slavery in Egypt by eating chocolate produced with child (and sometimes slave) labor?

Sign the petition here and tell all your friends.

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