Companies like M&M/Mars make huge profits from selling chocolate products that have become favorites among children
around America. However, chocolate is no treat for the hundreds of thousands of child cocoa laborers who work on their poor
families' farms or even as slaves on cocoafarms far from home. The US chocolate industry has agreed to work to end child slavery
by 2005, but their plan involves "voluntary standards" and does not guarantee fair and stable cocoa prices, which is the only
way to end child slavery and exploitation for good.
THERE IS A SOLUTION: FAIR TRADE!!! Fair Trade guarantees a minimum price per pound (a living wage), prohibits abusive
child labor and forced labor, requires independent monitoring, and promotes environmental sustainability. Unfortunately, none
of America's biggest chocolate companies yet offer Fair Trade. This includes Mars, the leading chocolate company in teh world
and the 4th largest private companyin the USA. Mars; three owners are worth a combined $31.2 billion. Surely, they can afford
to offer the Fair Trade alternative!
Join thousands of concerned people like you to demand Fair Trade- a REAL solution- from M&M/Mars today!