“The price of a lunchtime Twix can have a devastating effect on farmers in west Africa.”

16 Feb

Chocolate Nations: Living and Dying for Cocoa, a new book authored by Orla Ryan, is a well researched reminder of the many lives that can be affected by everyday chocolate purchases. The Ivory Coast, the world’s top exporter of cocoa beans, neighboring Ghana and many other Cocoa exporting Nations have complex political, legal and human rights issues attached to their chocolate exports. Empower yourself and learn more about the book below.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/jan/29/chocolate-nations-cocoa-west-africa-review

…And for information on the current power struggle for Ivory Coast Cocoa exports here:

http://www.npr.org/2011/02/10/133625656/in-ivory-coast-power-struggle-halts-cocoa-exports

 

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