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Put the end of child labour on your shopping list

As delicious as chocolate is, some of the challenges faced by cocoa farmers can leave a very bitter aftertaste.

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Fairtrade Fortnight. For farmers. For the future.

Do you know what you’re really buying when you get your morning coffee? How about your afternoon chocolate pick-me-up? We don’t like to think about whether our treats are anything but sweet for the farmers growing the ingredients, but the conditions can sometimes be too bitter to stomach. Coffee, chocolate, tea and cotton can all be produced by farmers and workers earning exploitative wages, child labourers, or in environmentally damaging ways. 

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