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Camargo , M C , Nhantumbo , I & Hogarth , N J 2017 , Making chocolate truly sustainable . in N Pasiecznik & H Saveninje (eds) , Zero deforestation : A commitment to change . vol. 58 , 3.4 , ETFRN NEWS , no. 58 , Trobenbos International , Wageningen , pp. 95-100 .

Title: Making chocolate truly sustainable
Author: Camargo, Marisa Camilher; Nhantumbo, Isilda; Hogarth, Nicholas J.
Editor: Pasiecznik, Nick; Saveninje, Herman
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI)
University of Helsinki, Forest Ecology and Management
Publisher: Trobenbos International
Date: 2017-06
Language: eng
Number of pages: 5
Belongs to series: Zero deforestation A commitment to change
Belongs to series: ETFRN NEWS
ISBN: 978-90-5113-134-5
978-90-5113-134-5
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/217518
Abstract: When we eat a delicious piece of chocolate, do we have any idea of the journey it undertook to get to us, or the potential harm it has caused to people and the planet? This article discusses the potential and actual sustainability of cocoa and chocolate, from farmer to consumer. This round-the-world journey follows cocoa production from the tree all the way to supermarket shelves. This voyage of discovery shows that zero deforestation efforts are an excellent means of addressing the challenges in making cocoa production and trade sustainable. Many other issues need to be addressed before cocoa — or even better, chocolate — is truly sustainable. Efforts to make supply chains “green” must be embedded in a broader discussion about how to ensure sustainability, from commodity production to end products, from farmer to consumer, and not just at some of the points along the way.
Subject: 4112 Forestry
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