Presentation on theme: "FAIR TRADE. Chocolate Do you like Chocolate? Do you know what chocolate is made from? Milk, cocoa/cocoa butter, sugar, and vegetable oil Cocoa."— Presentation transcript:
Chocolate Do you like Chocolate? Do you know what chocolate is made from? Milk, cocoa/cocoa butter, sugar, and vegetable oil Cocoa and Cocoa butter come from cocoa beans
Cocoa Cacao Beans grow in cocoa pods that grow on trees Cocoa trees are grown in tropical regions by the equator. Most cocoa is grown in Africa
The Chocolate Process Cocoa farmers harvest the cocoa pods by hand They crack open the pods to take out the cocoa beans Farmers sell these beans to traders Then the beans are shipped to factories The companies roast the beans to make chocolate Consumers like you buy them at the supermarket
Effects of Cocoa Farmers only gets pennies for each chocolate bar you buy Many cocoa famers and their families are very poor Children have to work on the farm, they don’t go to school Farmers can’t afford to feed their children or take them to a doctor when they get sick
Effects of Cocoa Some children work as slaves – taken away from their homes and families Many of the children that work on these farms have never even tasted chocolate
Effects of Cocoa Forests are destroyed to create plantations Farmers use pesticides and chemicals on these plantations to keep bugs and diseases away and to make the plants grow faster
Fair Trade Many people think farmers should get paid more for their cocoa and be able to protect the environment. They have set up a fair trade system Farmers get more money so they can buy food and clothes, go to the doctor, send their children to school And slavery is outlawed
What does Fair Trade mean? Fair price – Farmers, distributors, and consumers Safe working conditions - NO child labor Empowerment of woman and children Environmental sustainability –take care of the land (environment) Assess to education Assess to health care
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Fair Trade Chocolate How do you know if the chocolate you buy is fair trade? You will see these labels on the wrapper or container Only a few companies participate in Fair Trade – most big companies, like Hershey, don’t.
Fair Trade Chocolate Have you ever tasted or seen fair trade chocolate? Fair trade chocolate actually tastes better: No pesticides No chemicals No preservatives
Raise the Bar, Hershey! Hershey is America’s favorite chocolate brand Yet, inside almost every Hershey chocolate product is the bitter truth that the cocoa used to produce the chocolate may have been produced under harmful conditions, including forced labor, human trafficking, and abusive child labor. In addition, Hersey chocolate is over processed - laden with chemicals and pesticides
What can YOU do Choose Fair Trade products You will change the lives of millions of farmers, workers and their communities Educate others Many people are unaware they are promoting child and slave labor when they purchase products that are not fairly traded
This Halloween No Hershey Halloween No Hershey Halloween Reverse Trick-or-Treating: This Halloween you can help end the exploitation of adults and children working tin the cocoas industry and raise awareness of Fair Trade Trick-or-treaters will be handing Fair Trade chocolate back to adults, with informational cards attached, to explain the problems of the cocoa industry and how Fair Trade presents a solution. Hundreds of thousands of households in the US are getting the message that child labor and forced labor will not be tolerated.