Well it's that time of the year again. Time to order flowers and chocolate for your sweetie. If you really want to do something sweet for your beloved, show some love for the children of the world. According to this article I found on Yahoo! Green, most cocoa is harvested in Africa, specifically Ghana and the Cote d'Ivoire, by children as young as six years old. Many of the children don't attend school and are exposed to toxic pesticides. Also, with the demand for chocolate increasing, many rainforests are being cleared to farm cocoa. The chocolate industry is becoming more sensitive to this issue and has begun to make inroads to reducing the child labor issues and developing more sustainable cocoa farming practices. For chocolate that tastes as good as it can make you feel, look for a "fair trade" designation on the label or organic. The article includes a lists of chocolates to look for and links to the websites of the confectioners. My personal favorite is the Endangered Species chocolate brand. It is by far the smoothest, creamiest and richest of the organics and fair trade brands that I have tasted.