Hi Sian – I have thought long and hard about …

Comment on Can we really trust the word raw on food labels? by Sarah Best.

Hi Sian – I have thought long and hard about whether I will name names and have also sought the (differing) opinions of some of my closest friends and associates on this. I will most probably not name names in this report, for reasons I will go into there, but which include the fact I actually feel very sorry for anyone who is in a state of such scarcity they would behave so unethically in their business. I don’t wish to cause them more pain than they obviously already have in their lives, but do hope that bringing this into the open might persuade them to get back into integrity.

However, others with whom I’m working are reporting this story too and may decide differently.

What I can say about my report is that it will contain enough information about how to tell whether a chocolate product is or isn’t raw to make that a lot easier, and so readers know the questions to ask. I also hope to empower readers to ask these questions of companies. When we are being asked to pay up to five times as much for something because it says raw on the label, we have an absolute right to ask for proof of that claim.

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Can we really trust the word raw on food labels?
Thanks to everyone who commented for such intelligent and insightful contributions.

To add to all the reasons this is an important issue, I must quote the wise words a friend of mine uttered at lunch on Saturday, “If we in this enlightened, conscious little marketplace can’t work together to ensure it operates with integrity, fairness, honesty and transparency, what hope do we have of doing anything about the massive deceit and corruption in the wider world?” SO true‚Ķ

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