June 7th is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day in the United States. Whether you live in the United States or not, if you plan on consuming chocolate ice cream this year, make sure it’s fair trade!
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70% of the world’s cocoa comes from West Africa, where workers earn as little as $0.25-$0.50 a day. In addition to this, more than 2 million children in the Ivory Coast and Ghana harvest cocoa. Help fight child labor by purchasing fair trade chocolate products.
Luckily, many companies are becoming aware of this issue and are incorporating fair trade ingredients into their products—including ice cream.
Forms of Abolition:
Forms of Slavery:
Forced Labor, Child Labor, Bonded Labor
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