Hello there, and happy Labor Day in the USA!
A note on my Chocolate Freedom Project this Labor Day, which brings awareness of and alternatives to child labor on Ivory Coast cacao farms where Big Chocolate buys cocoa beans. Solutions that we can implement as customers include choosing fair trade and direct trade chocolate, which is better for foodie, farmer, family, and field.
Solutions that I recommend to my country clients and cacao farmer clients as a chocolate consultant include making chocolate in-country from sustainably grown cacao, instead of exporting all the cacao.
As this article entitled
Africa produces 75% of cocoa but gets 2% of $100b chocolate market revenue
reminds us: “The formula for the wealth of nations is clear: rich nations add value to exports, poor nations export raw materials.”
The revolution has begun! : )
Have a happy, thoughtful, and delicious Labor Day!
Your friend in chocolate,
Founder/CEO Chocolate Uplift and Valerie’s Original Chocolate Tours
social media: @chocolateuplift