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Cadbury Creme Eggs Get A Conscience

By next Easter, your Creme Eggs may be a little less of a guilty pleasure. Cadbury just completed a deal to source fair-trade cocoa from Ghana by the end of summer 2009. The cocoa will come from a cooperative with the delightful name Kuapa Kokoo.

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By next Easter, your Creme Eggs may be a little less of a guilty pleasure. Cadbury just completed a deal to source fair-trade cocoa from Ghana by the end of summer 2009. The cocoa will come from a cooperative with the delightful name Kuapa Kokoo.

The cocoa trade in West Africa has a long list of problems including labor trafficking and child labor. In the U.S., fair-trade chocolate is available from a handful of mostly boutique premium makers who subscribe to the International Labor Rights Forum’s Commitment to Ethical Sourcing. But the entry of a mass-market player like Cadbury has a major impact–tripling the market for fair-trade cocoa from Ghana. 

via CSRWire

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Anya Kamenetz is the author of Generation Debt (Riverhead, 2006) and DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education, (Chelsea Green, 2010). Her 2011 ebook The Edupunks’ Guide was funded by the Gates Foundation

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