This is not your typical artisanal fare. For every bar of its chocolate that is purchased, Original Beans plants a tree in the forest of its origin while also offering customers ‘tree-tracking numbers’.
Marie Odie strokes a purple cocoa pod, sizing it up, before she walks on through the trees on her plantation in central western Ivory Coast. After four years of hard work, she’s about to pick her first harvest.
MUNICH — Andreas Jacobs and Paul Polman want to change working conditions and pay around the the world. But they're not human rights activists or union officials. They are instead captains of the chocolate industry, which is struggling to keep up with global demand because cocoa planters are
Dang Foods use Fair Trade certified chocolate for their chocolate-coated coconut chips and are working to help ensure farmers are paid a fair price, allowing the improvement of farmers' lives, as well as their community and environment.
#But what constitutes ethical chocolate these days? It's pretty hard to tell. Take a peek at this incredible family of chocolateers, doing it right. In a backyard shed set in a lush vegetable garden in Mudgee is Spencer Cocoa, ...
The Food Empowerment Project has called on US chocolate makers to list cocoa country of origin on pack so consumers can avoid brands that use cocoa from West Africa, where it claims unlawful child labor is common.