I Do, But I Don't

I Do, But I Don't

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Ban Puppy Mill Lemon Drops

It is amazing how much information there is available in this great big world of ours.  Every day represents a new learning opportunity and for me, today was one of those moments.

I asked the question to my friends on Facebook as to which store had the best candy selection:  Walgreen's or CVS.  The following conversation took place:
LISA
Walgreens has fair trade chocolate, dunno about CVS. I don't recommend slave labor chocolate or toxic candy. :)

ME
I've never heard of "fair trade chocolate" or "slave labor chocolate." Is that kind of like "puppy mill lemon drops?

LISA
Seriously? Most of our chocolate comes from the ivory coast and is grown using child and slave labor. Fair trade chocolate is like fair trade anything else, it means no child labor and fair wages and safe working conditions. Some (including myself) called it blood chocolate when it's not fair trade. It's a TERRIBLE thing.
At first, I thought she was joking, but apparently, she was and is very serious.  I had no idea.  Slave labor for chocolate...what in the heck is going on in this world?

Thanks for the heads-up, Lisa and your great sense of humor.

For the record, I oppose slave labor as well as puppy mill lemon drops.