Trade Aid has launched an online shop where you can purchase our sweet products... Drinking chocolate, Cocoa, Sugar and delicious Trade Aid chocolate online and get it delivered straight to your door! Check it out here.
Slavery is a problem in the cocoa industry
"With Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire producing around three quarters of the world’s cocoa, it is believed that hundreds of thousands of children are working illegally in the plantations across these two countries alone."August 2009, I
Trade Aid was rated 2nd in a consumer magazine taste test of New Zealand hot chocolate brands. Not only one of the tastiest in New Zealand, but also with the biggest serving of justice..for the cocoa and sugar farmers!
Login and check out the report on consumer.org.nz http://www.consumer.org.nz/reports/print-view/drinking-chocolate and try some for yourself this winter... it is delicious!
Sweet Justice fair trade organic sugar, grown and milled in Paraguay is an environment-friendly alternative for the sweetest tooth
Read our article from Trade Aid's VITAL magazine on our sugar producers - including an interview with the president of the co-operative Luis Ruiz Diaz. Read this article here.
A "sweet" deal for fundraisers...Whether you are a school, church or youth group - raising funds through selling Trade Aid products is an excellent way to achieve your goals, support your local community, small-scale farmers and the planet!
Trade Aid offers a complete fundraising package which provides the following:
In 2001, the media showed the world the extent of forced child labor and trafficking on many West African cocoa farms - people were horrified. Major chocolate companies signed up to the Harkin-Engel Protocol and made promises to eliminate the worst forms of child labor from their supply chains by July 1 2008... Once again the cocoa industry has missed this deadline! Learn more about this Harkin Engel Protocol on the Labour Rights webpage.
The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, has been ordered to pay an additional $62m in compensation to workers who were forced to work during breaks" read more here on clipmarks.com.
SUGAR - THE NOT SO SWEET SIDE...
Sugar is a product that most of us consume on a daily basis. Yet how many of us spend any real time pondering the source of this sweet product… Sugar is produced in more than 100 countries around the world, from Europe through to the tropics. Around two thirds of all this sugar is produced from sugar cane with the remainder coming from sugar beet.