Towards A Slavery-Free Easter

The first ACRATH Conversation for 2022 looked at the issue of slavery in the chocolate industry and how we can move towards a slavery-free Easter. Be Slavery Free Co-Directors Carolyn and Fuzz Kitto and Peter Millard, Supply chain Manager Haigh’s Chocolates, shared their passion for a ‘world free of slavery’, and how this can be…

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Actions for March

Have you ever wondered about the availability of ethical products in your area? Perhaps the Justice Matters Camp may give you some ideas on how to find out what is available. JUSTICE MATTERS CAMP is a joint initiative of Catholic Education Sandhurst and Caritas Australia providing a 3-day camp for senior secondary students. Each year…

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Certified Easter Eggs

The Chocolate Kettle sweet shop in Mornington has a good range of slavery-free Easter gifts. ACRATH member, Mary Cameron, visited the shop recently. She reports the Easter eggs and chocolate rabbits are clearly marked with the Fairtrade and UTZ logos. Enjoy your Easter treats knowing that the chocolate is certified and has not been harvested…

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Human Cost of Modern Slavery

With Easter nearly here we should remember the human cost of modern slavery. Particularly at this time of year when we all will be shopping for chocolate it’s important to shop ethically. This Easter make sure the chocolate you buy for friends, family or just for ourselves is marked with the symbol for fair trade,…

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Sweet and Bitter Chocolate

The Sweet and often Bitter truth about Easter Chocolate One indisputable truth. Chocolate is delicious. We know this because at Easter Australians spend millions of dollars buying hundreds of kilograms of chocolate to eat and give away. Another indisputable truth is that the cost of some chocolate is a child’s education, and sometimes his or…

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Slavery Free Easter Chocolate

Is Your Easter Egg Slavery Free? In 2015, Pope Francis said that “every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply an economic – act.” Thousands of children in West Africa pick cocoa beans that are used in chocolate production. Most of the children don’t know what…

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