To Fair Trade, or Not to Fair Trade?

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Alert reader Aubrey had this Fair Trade Chocolate question:


I enjoy “dark” chocolate.  Lately I’ve been buying Lindt 85 or 90% cocoa bars.  I’ve read some strong statements the company has made, claiming that their beans are carefully sourced to avoid environmental and human rights problems. However, they do not have a Fair Trade certification.

Can I keep eating this chocolate with a clear conscience?  If not, what would be a good substitute?

Thanks for your help.

Fair Trade Chocolate
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