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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 eco kids,Inhabitots | No Comments

Hershey, child slave labor, inhabitots, Fair labor standards, ethically sourced cocoa, whole foods, consumer-owned grocer cooperatives, natural food retailers, fairly traded products, ethical treatment of children, Ivory coast child labor conditions [1]In August Forty-one consumer-owned grocer cooperatives [2] and natural food retailers released an open letter [3] 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 [4] is a big deal—read more to find out why they won’t participate.


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[2] 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

[3] open letter: http://www.raisethebarhershey.org/food-coops-and-natural-grocer-sign-on-letter/

[4] refusal to sign: http://www.greenamerica.org/takeaction/childlabor/

[5] READ MORE >: http://www.inhabitots.com/tell-whole-foods-market-to-quit-supporting-hershey-and-child-labor/

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