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Monday, June 12th, 2017 06:19 am
This morning i received another prompt to investigate Lindt chocolate to determine whether i should stop buying from them. I was delighted to find a thesis that compared a FairTrade program to Lindt's program in Ghana:

https://inclusivevcc.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/empowerment-through-cocoa-msc-thesis-marie-le-guillouzic1.pdf

Let me say that an "empowerment" survey at my employer probably wouldn't fare any better than the Lindt farmers: do we feel respected or that we have influence? (I consider some hoops i had to jump through to get influence over an obvious-to-me decision, and note that i do have to remind myself i did affect that outcome... but it was in a domain where i feel i ought to be affecting the outcome. So... it was more of an experience of wresting control back....)

Anyhow. After reading several chapters of the dissertation this morning, i can continue to feel comfortable with buying Lindt. (That is, as comfortable as anything i consume from the global markets.)
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Friday, June 16th, 2017 08:48 am (UTC)
This seems like great news that should be more widely shared!