Guilt-Free Valentines?

The timing couldn't be worse for the chocolate industry. A week before Valentine's Day, Nestlé, Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland--the cocoa suppliers for virtually every major chocolate producer in the U.S.--will have to show up in court to answer for allegedly supporting child slavery on West African farms, where 70% of the world's cocoa is grown. The hearing, set for this week in Los Angeles, stems from a lawsuit filed by the International Labor Rights Fund, which is also taking aim at another Valentine's Day staple: lovely bouquets that happen to be laden with pesticides. Some 70% of cut flowers sold...

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