Chocolate

Cocoa means chocolate, and giving up chocolate may be very difficult for some people. But we can be discerning about the brands of chocolate we choose.

Cocoa means chocolate, and giving up chocolate may be very difficult for some people.

But cutting down is well worth considering. And we can be discerning about the brands of chocolate we choose. The Ethical Consumer explains the issues in more detail.

Fairtrade and Rainbow Alliance certification do help, but are not enough on their own – opt for vegan and organic as well, for the best guarantee of being environmentally friendly.

Ethical Consumer has a list of 97 chocolate brands which are given a score of between 0 and 20 for ethical standards, but you have to subscribe to view the list. There are some suggestions from The Green Parent and Psychologies Real Eco that fit the bill.

Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience.

Laudato Si paragraph 217

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