Hands up if you like chocolate... Yeah, I've got mine up too. But until recently, i had absolutely no idea what was going on in the broader picture, every time I bought and chomped into a lucious piece of milky chocolate (room temperature if you please). I had no clue that thousands and thousands of children in third world countries were being used as labour in the production process - do you? Does it make a difference to you to know that? It does now to me... Have a look at this short video - and let's get behind the little people who don't have a voice, who don't have anyone to speak out for them, who have no 'top cover'. If you don't purchase chocolate that isn't fair trade marked, then the product will sit on the shelves, and the shops wont re-stock it... If the fair trade products continually walk out the door, then they'll stock more and more - it's a simple case of supply and demand.
And there could be no better reason, and no better season than now to have a heart change...
Happy Easter everyone, I'm off to Woolies to find some right now - wanna come with me?