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Today, I Get Religion!

Finally, a faith tradition I can understand. Today, I will worship at a makeshift altar to the god Ek Chuah…

… the god of chocolate, who goes well with some cream and a bit of spice, a toasty blanket, and maybe an episode of Doctor Who.

Testify!

Requiring Information That Children Feel Suffering

Mike Johanns and other senators that have introduced legislation requiring women to be informed that abortion can cause pain in a fetus don’t want to apply the same protections for children who have already been born. [...]

Congratulate Cadbury on Partially Moving to Fair Trade Chocolate

Adrienne Fitch-Frankel of Global Exchange details the conditions still present in cocoa fields:

The slave trade in the West African cocoa fields, which regularly produces in the neighborhood of 70% of the world’s cocoa, led to public outrage after a series of media reports nearly a decade ago revealed the extent of abusive child labor [...]

Climate Change's Armyworms

It’s too early to say what’s caused the current armyworm outbreak, but what is known is that dramatic changes in habitat, such as those that accompany climate change, often create such unusual population surges. [...]

Necessity is the Mother of Chocolate Dipped Bananas

Yesterday in the early afternoon, I appeared at my daughter’s preschool to pick her up. She ran up to me, gave me a big hug, and then said, “Daddy! Daddy! We’re having a holiday party today! Can we go? Can we go? [repeat six times with jumping].” “Sounds gooooood to meeee,” a preschool teacher standing [...]