Published on May 25th, 2012 | by CCAT
We Demand Traffic-Free Chocolate
Since 2006, Stop the Traffik have been campaigning to keep the ingredients of injustice and exploitation out of the manufacture of chocolate.
Thanks to the pressure from them, some of the major companies have now begun to take steps to become more accountable for how they source their cocoa.
However, recent predictions are that the demand for cocoa for chocolate will rise to no less than 1 billion tonnes in the next decade, which is putting huge pressure to supply this demand on cocoa farmers, especially in West Africa.
Our fears are that this will lead to an increase in human trafficking, as panic spreads and the need for cheap labour increases.
Please continue to seek out fair-trade chocolate and cocoa products at every opportunity. And if you care to do so, keep badgering the big companies to change their ways and ensure that their cocoa is sourced and paid for responsibly.