chocolate in church

I confess it is not the first thought that pops into my head when thinking about chocolate, but the Cathedral next door to where I work is making a stand this Easter.

You see, because they are unable to source sufficient chocolates from certified slavery-free countries at a reasonable price, they will not be buying any Easter eggs. This means means no chocolate eggs for any parishioners or visitors on Easter Monday. I applaud their moral stand but I think it will take a lot more action before the big retailers buy into the same ethical standards.

It also begs the question – will we ever truly know where all our food comes from? Are those vegetables really organic and spray free? Were those chickens cage free? Did we pay those seasonal fruit pickers more than the minimum wage?

Too too many questions – never enough answers. But I suppose as long as each of us makes our ethical stand about something, then combined with everyone else it does make a difference.

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