Cadbury please make all your fundraising chocolate Fairtrade Certified
  • Petitioned Daniel Myers

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Kraft foods inc. Executive Vice President, Supply Chain
Daniel Myers
Kraft Foods Europe, Executive Vice President and President
Tim Cofer
Chairman, Project Management Office
Timothy McLevish
Executive Vice President and President, Developing Markets
Sanjay Khosla
CEO & Chairmen Kraft food inc
Irene Rosenfeld
Executive Vice President Executive Vice President
David Brearton Chief Financial Officer

Cadbury please make all your fundraising chocolate Fairtrade Certified

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      P S

      Kanahooka, Australia

Kraft Cadbury: Make all your fundraising chocolate Fairtrade Certified

 

The Cadbury fundraising webpage shows the Fairtrade Logo (http://www.fundraising.com.au/) however of the 24 products offered only 2 are Fairtrade Certified. Given that these fundraisers are often used to benefit children centred organisations and groups then the use of Blood Chocolate is a complete hypocrisy.

We the undersigned besiege Kraft Cadbury to make all fundraising chocolate Fairtrade Certified or remove those that are not from the range.

Tulane University in New Orleans, recently carried out a comprehensive investigation into the cocoa trade in West Africa. They estimate that a staggering 1.8 million children work in "cocoa-related activities" in the Ivory Coast and Ghana and that a minuscule number of them are paid for their work.Karen Coleman: Chocolate's dark side leaves bitter taste in mouth, see full article.

http://www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/karen-coleman-chocolates-dark-side-leaves-bitter-taste-in-mouth-3073745.html

With the fears that the multi-billion dollar cocoa industry may have consigned the Harkin-Engel Protocol to the dustbin of history there seems to be no end to the suffering of the poor children working in about two million cocoa farms in West Africa For seven years, the world was fooled. Promises of great expectations by an industry that thrives on the sweat of poor African kid labourers have amounted to nothing. Reports of recent investigations have also indicated that the self-acclaimed and much flaunted efforts by the multi-billion dollar cocoa industry are simply a ruse. By Olaolu Olusina. See full article.

http://www.laborrights.org/stop-child-labor/cocoa-campaign/news/11712

Cases often involve acts of physical violence, such as being whipped for working slowly or trying to escape.[2] There have also been cases documented where children and adults were locked in at night to prevent them from escaping.[2] Former cocoa slave Aly Diabate told reporters: “The beatings were a part of my life. I had seen others who tried to escape. When they tried they were severely beaten.”[2] Drissa, a recently freed cocoa slave who had never even tasted chocolate, experienced similar circumstances and when asked what he would tell the people who eat chocolate made from slave labor, he replied that the people enjoyed something that he suffered to make, adding: “When people eat chocolate they are eating my flesh.”[8] See full article

http://www.foodispower.org/slavery_chocolate.htm

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    • Sarah Pazzona NSW, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      This is a disgrace and until this has changed, I will no longer support Kraft Cadbury by purchasing their products.

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    • Angela Freeman HEALESVILLE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because it's WRONG!

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    • Tony Lovatt MILTON KEYNES, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Profit made at the expense of human suffering is unacceptable

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    • Linda Gaden SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Kraft are a big comany that need to know that fundraising that robs one community of a living wage to rasie money for another community is criminal

      Fundraisers should be fair! Non negotiable!

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    • Jill Sergeant CANTERBURY, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      I married into a Ghanaian family and I have seen first hand the kinds of conditions cocoa farmers have to live in. it appalls me that my son's African relatives live in a village with no electricity or running water. Companies like yours can make a real difference to African economies - time for a fair go.

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