Chocolate Can Be Scary!

DID YOU KNOW: Less than 5 percent of the world’s cocoa is Fair Trade?

• An estimated two million children work on cocoa farms
• Farmers suffer from unstable global market prices for cocoa
• Average annual revenue for a cocoa farmer is between $30 and $100

Fair Trade Cocoa
Fair Trade standards prohibit forced and child labor
• A minimum price provides greater economic stability
• Farmers earn additional income from the Fair Trade community development premium

October is Fair Trade Month.

*Please help raise awareness by buying, eating and sharing only Fair Trade certified chocolate. *Stop in at any of our 3 MPTC campus libraries this October to sample some delicious Fair Trade chocolate and find out more!

Find out more about MPTC Fair Trade College.

Written by Anne Lemke
Student Community Impact Coordinator