Conflict-Free Chocolate: Voices of Innovation

As the complexity of global commodity production escalates due to scarcity constraints and climate change, cacao particularly bears these influences with impacts we are just beginning to understand socially and systemically. “A Path to Conflict-Free Chocolate” convened innovators to explore surrounding topics relating to the shadow of slave labor in chocolate, delving into systems level aspects […]

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What Your Chocolate Says About Farmer Voice, Agency, and Marketing

This piece isn’t about Hershey’s, Cargill, Nestle, nor any other mass producers of chocolate flavored candy. It isn’t about the rampant cacao slavery in West Africa, or even about the farmer’s implicit invisibility in modern Mega-Bulk cacao trading. I’m talking about our chocolate champions, the Dandelions and the TCHOs, masters of taste and fair trade […]

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