How Ethical Is Your Chocolate?

How Ethical Is Your Chocolate?

By Stephanie Seferian

Ah, chocolate. While those decadent brown rectangles enjoy near-universal consumer love, the reality is far less sweet: Chocolate is one of the most unethical and unsustainable foods we eat.  We can continue to enjoy chocolate by purchasing smarter. Today's show is Part 1 in a 2-part series about chocolate, and today - just in time for Valentine's Day! - we unearth the ethical and environmental implications associated with harvesting cacao on the global scale (I've also included 7 tips for being a conscious chocolate consumer, too).   Here's a preview: [4:00] Machetes, pesticides, and kids: Child labor and slavery in the cacao industry [11:00] The environmental problems associated with monocultures  [16:00] Some good news: 5 promising updates from the cacao industry [17:30] How to enjoy chocolate by purchasing with intention: 7 ideas   Resources mentioned: Episode #187: Palm Oil 101 Well + Good's list of sustainable and ethical chocolate companies Our Sponsors:* Thank you to LifeStraw! https://lifestraw.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sustainable-minimalists/exclusive-content
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