I increasingly live by this motto: When you know better, you do better. And while I am not perfect, I like to purchase fair trade products as often as I can and share the products I find with all of you.
If you don’t yet know, products that are labeled fair trade are traded with greater equity. That is, not only does the purchaser benefit, so do those who manufacture, produce, or create a product. In this case, it’s chocolate of which most cocoa is grown and produced in the developing world. You can visit fairtradeusa.org to learn more about fair trade as well as www.fairtradefederation.org.
This Valentine’s Day consider buying chocolate that benefits those who produced the sweetness that you’ll be eating and sharing with your loved ones.