Why We Use Fair Trade Cacao
At Sted Foods, we believe that everyone deserves to be treated fairly, especially those who grow the food we eat. That's why we use fair trade cacao in our chocolate.
Fair trade is a set of standards that ensure that cacao farmers are paid a fair price for their crop, and that they work in safe and sustainable conditions. When you buy fair trade chocolate, you're not just getting a delicious treat, you're also helping to make a difference in the lives of cacao farmers and their families.
Here are just a few of the benefits of fair trade cacao:
- Fair prices: Fair trade farmers are paid a minimum price for their crop, which helps them to lift themselves out of poverty.
- Safe working conditions: Fair trade standards prohibit the use of child labor and forced labor. This helps to protect farmers and their families from exploitation.
- Sustainable farming practices: Fair trade standards promote sustainable farming practices, which help to protect the environment and ensure that cacao farmers have a long-term livelihood.
In addition to the benefits for cacao farmers, fair trade also has a positive impact on the environment. Fair trade farmers are more likely to use sustainable farming practices, which helps to protect the environment and ensure that cacao farming is a viable option for future generations.
We believe that fair trade is the right thing to do, and we're proud to use fair trade cacao in our chocolate. When you choose Sted Foods chocolate, you can be sure that you're supporting a better future for cacao farmers and the environment.
Other Crops and Industries Where Fair Trade Matters
Fair trade is not just important for cacao farmers. It's also important for farmers of many other crops, including coffee, tea, fruits and vegetables, flowers, and handmade crafts. In all of these industries, fair trade helps to ensure that people are paid a fair price for their work, and that they work in safe and sustainable conditions.
So next time you're looking for a product, whether it's coffee, tea, fruits (especially bananas) and vegetables, flowers, or handmade crafts, look for the fair trade label. You'll be glad you did!
Your dollars make a difference by helping to ensure that farmers, workers, and artisans can earn a fair wage, send their kids to school, and live in dignity.