Eat chocolate, save the planet… Revisited.

You like chocolate and feel guilty about it?

Don’t!

Buy less but better quality.

Challenge your favourite brand.

Avoid too much packaging!

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Marie-Amélie Ormières

That does not mean that chocolate doesn’t have an environmental footprint, but it is more associated with the fact that the raw materials (both cacao and cane sugar) are shipped half-way around the globe from the producers to the consumers.

Do you see or foresee similar developments in the world of cocoa?

Cacao
Cacao pods

Could you briefly outline Fairtrade?

Ensuring a sustainable supply of cocoa

To conclude, we would like to ask you our traditional ‘magic wand question’.

If you had a magic wand what would you do with it, in particular in the world of chocolate?

I would wish for the consumers to become more knowledgeable and careful regarding their choices and purchases.

In a nutshell, buy perhaps less, but definitely buy better quality!

I would wish more consumers to challenge their preferred brands/producers of chocolate, to ask them what they do to support the farming communities they rely on.

I would also love to see the big chocolate producers to invest more in social projects in the cocoa farming communities so as to empower the farmers and their families and to enable them to lead productive and rewarding lives.

Thank you very much for your interesting insights.

And with that we would like to wish you Happy Easter!

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Co-Fonder of Trianon Scientific Communication. Expert in Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainable Development for profitability— www.science-by-trianon.com

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