Hippity Hoppity, Child Slave Labor's On Its Way...

A Taste of Slavery

This 2001 series from Knight-Ridder exposed the use of child slave labor in the Ivory Coast to harvest chocolate. At the time, there was no set way to determine if the chocolate you were eating had been harvested by a nine-year-old working 12 hour days.

Now there's Fair Trade Chocolate. This chocolate is certified - no child slave labor and the workers are paid a living wage. Here's a current list of retailers that provide fair trade chocolate products.

Jesus didn't die on the cross so that we could have chocolate Easter bunnies from child slave labor. Buy fair trade now and always.

Look for the label.