Petition for Fair Trade Kosher for Passover Chocolate
Dear Kosher Food Manufacturer,
Every Passover the Jewish community gathers to celebrate our people’s freedom. We are obligated to tell the story of the Exodus, our ancestor’s journey from slavery to freedom. We eat maror to remind us of the bitter taste of that experience.
Our gift of freedom bestows upon us the obligation to work for the liberation of all people. How can we fully celebrate our freedom and still eat products that involve hundreds of thousands of young children working in the cocoa fields to bring us our delicious chocolate?
We ask you to begin sourcing Fair Trade cocoa beans, which have standards prohibiting child or forced labor, so that the chocolate we eat next Passover will not remind us of our own slavery.