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Thanks for sharing.It's a good news that there are groups working to fight child trafficking. So let us support those groups!

Well done post. It's nice to know that there are still people who are concern with children who are victims of trafficking.

great work, much need for my school work! well done and thanks again!

It's so lucky for me to find your blog! I am very glad, and welcome you visit mine.

Thanks for your comment, Kyle! It is important that consumers have the choice of supporting companies with strong ethical cocoa sourcing policies. Supporting these companies helps to shift the industry in a better direction.

I appreciate what Endangered Species Chocolate is doing, but in the absence of Fair Trade certification, consumers are left without an independent, third-party verification system and have to just take your word that your cocoa is ethically traded. This is problematic for consumers and it also raises questions about how cocoa farmers are able to lodge complaints about the implementation of Endangered Species' standards and communicate with consumers. I know that Endangered Species Chocolate is doing some great things, but the lack of a public verification system is troubling.

Hey, great article. Child labor and child slavery are very real problems that need to be addressed by everyone, not just the cocoa industry. And, if I recall correctly, Hershey's is a pretty major player in the cocoa industry if they want to play that card. As consumers, you have to remember that you have a vote with every dollar you spend, and we must, must make the right choice. There are tons of fair and ethically traded chocolates out there--something for everyone's taste. We here at Endangered Species Chocolate have over 20 different chocolate bar flavors. We are also ethically traded, which means we do more than simply pay a fair market price for our cocoa, we are actively involved in improving the living conditions for our farmers, their families, and the villages in which they live. We do this by installing water pumps and filtrations systems, as well as donating school and medical supplies. In addition to our ethical trade policy, we also donate 10% of out annual net profits to charities that support habitat, humanity and species. This year we have teamed up with the African Wildlife Federation and the Ocean Conservancy. For more information about our company, our mission or our premium chocolate products, visit us at www.chocolatebar.com or email us at community@chocolatebar.com. As always...Savor Chocolate. Save Our Planet.

Kyle
Endangered Species Chocolate

Informative article. I hope this awaken the government to imply laws against child trafficking.

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