Today a girl I admire, Georgia, was competing against other students at my school to move into the next round of "Australia's Young Person of the Year" award.
The students were asked a question they had never heard before and were given 2 minutes to answer it. They then had to present a prepared 5-minute speech on a topic they deemed worthy. Georgia spoke of Fair Trade chocolate and how children are forced to work in the cocoa bean fields for minimal pay, or as slaves, enduring abuse, snake/bug bites, injuries, and malnutrition.
She then went on to say that World Vision is supporting Fair Trade chocolate, so that companies who buy other farmers' cocoa beans will lose money. They hope this will become an incentive for all companies to buy Fair Trade chocolate, and for the other farmers to convert to Fair Trade through government funding. This, hopefully, will create more Fair Trade and eliminate the use of slaves and minimal pay workers in fields.