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This episode of #TheChocolateLifeLIVE will explore the idea of “Effecting Meaningful Change” in cocoa and chocolate. The idea for this came from a recent interview I gave to a graduate student at the London School of Economics.
I asked the following question on my LinkedIn profile and on several pages and groups on Facebook:
“If there was just one change you could make to the way things are today in the worlds of cocoa and/or chocolate, what would that one change be, and why?”
I predicted the responses would fall into two main classes:
- Regulatory / Legislative ideas.
- Social pressure ideas.
I will be sharing the responses here and talking about them. I will, of course, be taking comments and questions during the live stream and members can always add their input in the comments.
Some of the responses are truncated. You can view the post on my LinkedIn page.
One Change I Have Proposed
Another Change I Have Proposed
Make it illegal for companies to externalize costs. All costs (including environmental impact) must be recognized and accounted for on financial statements.
This is across the board, not just in cocoa and chocolate.
Chocolate: History, Culture, and Heritage 1st Edition
In 1998, the Chocolate History Group was formed by the University of California, Davis, and Mars, Incorporated to document the fascinating story and history of chocolate. This book features fifty-seven essays representing research activities and contributions from more than 100 members of the group. These contributors draw from their backgrounds in such diverse fields as anthropology, archaeology, biochemistry, culinary arts, gender studies, engineering, history, linguistics, nutrition, and paleography. The result is an unparalleled, scholarly examination of chocolate, beginning with ancient pre-Columbian civilizations and ending with twenty-first-century reports.
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