14 Feb '12, 11am

How Sustainable is Your Valentine's Day Candy?

How Sustainable is Your Valentine's Day Candy?

It's easy to lose sight of sustainability issues on a day that's so focused on material expressions of affection, but there are resources that gift-givers can use to measure the impacts of their Valentine's Day presents -- especially one of the most popular: chocolate. "It's one of those sad ironies of a global economy that a gift that we give with love often has misery behind it," Dara O'Rourke, the co-founder and chief sustainability officer of GoodGuide , said of chocolate. GoodGuide, through its eponymous website , provides sustainability ratings on more than 150,000 consumer products and, by extension, the companies that make them. The GoodGuide ratings for candy number almost 2,500 items and a hefty portion of those products contain chocolate -- bars, boxed sweets and some hard and soft confections. Issues of sugar and fat aside, a big problem with chocolate has to d...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/02/14/how-sustainable-y...

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