Thanks to the pressure of hundreds and thousands of Green Americans, chocolate companies from Hershey to Godiva have taken actions to address child labor and related issues in their cocoa sourcing. We have proven that the power of consumers is a force to be reckoned with.
Who are the good, bad, and ugly in chocolate?
What about the kids, the trees, and the bees?
Sustainability means “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Most chocolate is currently not sustainable, but solutions to child labor, deforestation, and hazardous pesticide are not only possible but vital to the health of people and planet. Consumers can make informed choices and demand tangible change.