Slavery Food Alternatives
To avoid the stress of cognitive dissonance, eagerly search out Fair Trade foods and organic. Cognitive dissonance has been associated with anxiety and other mental maladies, and is completely avoidable in the area of being a consumer with Own It Economics. That's because this is a system that fundamentally reconciles differences in what we feel and brings that knowing into alignment with action. We do this in two ways.
One, you avoid the issue by simply not purchasing stuff you know has a story you don't like. To get to know the story behind our goods takes time. Instead of shopping for quantity and urgency, the focus is quality and integrity.
Two, if you cannot avoid buying stuff that has some ugliness in how it was made, such as a mobile phone—there's no organic option—then you Own what you buy. In the case of slavery foods, I found it very gratifying to retroactively pay for all the slavery foods I had eaten, not knowing they had slaves in them. I still get caught on some items, most recently sugar. Just ordering a conventional piece of cake or icecream likely puts a slave in your life.
Choosing food that doesn't have slavery isn't as hard as it used to be with the Fair Trade seal now found on many packages. Also, buying organic is a hedge in the right direction, as farmers who care about the earth and their workers are probably not buying and selling humans to work their farms.
Fair Trade and Organic are so important to stick to ardently, as humans cost less to own now , so the problem will continue until demand for alternative products and our investing in causes that combat it finally makes it obsolete.
Beef from Brazil Cattle ranches are responsible for much of the razing of forests. Slavery comes along with the devastation.
Chocolate Child slavery and hard labor is used in Africa. Kids, about 10 years old and sometimes younger, are sold for $300. Their work day includes the use of machetes to get the cocoa beans from the stalks. Major chocolate companies know of this issue and do not take action.
Seafood Thailand has been having a hard time getting slavery out of its seafood industry, though it is still trying. Ask your purveyor from where they got their seafood.