It’s getting tough to do the right thing on Valentine’s Day.
How do you avoid buying blood diamonds or chocolate made from the work of child slaves? Even the carefree purchase of flowers for your loved one can, if you dig a bit deeper into where they came from, cause cupid to wince. To wit:
Mercury News: Does your chocolate come from slave labor?
So far as I know, nobody has identified any abuses or social harm from buying a card for your loved one. But what should you do if you would like to get one of these typical gifts for a loved one?
Last year, I wrote this piece on How to avoid the dark side of buying chocolate, which was big news at the time due to the fact that the cocoa industry was alleged to have been funding one side in the civil war roiling Ivory Coast at the time.
Here are some other articles aimed at helping you make socially responsible VD purchases: