Sunday, March 09, 2008
for helvede! for chocholade!
so, robert has been talking a lot about chocolate, and how most of the chocolate we eat here in the states is grown by slaves. here's something by john robbins about it: Is there Slavery in your Chocolate? now, i like chocolate as well as the next guy, who happens to be my husband. okay so maybe not quite as well, but since our first date, at a chocolate restuarant, Dilettante, i have become increasingly chocoholic. sometimes i get to the point where i just say, okay no more chocolate for a while now, dear. because my beloved has educated me well in chocolateyness, i do not usually eat hershey's or mars bars, or nestle (boo hiss) because i do not like milk chocolate. but really now, slave labor? child labor is one thing, and visiting india taught me something about that, which is that sometimes it is about apprenticeship and learning to make a living while you are growing up, and there is a lot to be said for that. but slavery is a different thing, and as john points out in his article, if the biggies refused to buy slave grown and produced coffee, there would be some change. even green & blacks and dagoba are now owned by big multinational companies-- green & black by cadbury and dagoba by hershey. arrrrrgh! i am not sure what to do with this information. are you??