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Why Whole Foods is Supporting Hershey (and Child Slave Labor and Unfair Labor Standards)
Posted By Jamie Hall On September 15, 2012 @ 9:57 am In Inhabitots | No Comments
In August Forty-one consumer-owned grocer cooperatives  and natural food retailers released an open letter  to Hershey Company. The letter–which essentially asks the organization to end child slave labor on cocoa farms and fully commit to ethically sourced cocoa made under fair labor standards—has one noticeably absent signature: Whole Foods. As one of the very biggest retailers of organic and fairly traded products, Whole Foods refusal to sign  is a big deal—read more to find out why they won’t participate.
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 consumer-owned grocer cooperatives: http://www.greenamerica.org/about/newsroom/releases/2012-08-23-Consumer-Owned-Grocery-Stores-Push-Hershey-on-Child-Slave-Labor.cfm
 open letter: http://www.raisethebarhershey.org/food-coops-and-natural-grocer-sign-on-letter/
 refusal to sign: http://www.greenamerica.org/takeaction/childlabor/
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