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Chocolate is a treat beloved around the world — the silky mouthfeel and sweet taste are a combination that’s hard to beat. When it comes to food, it’s one of the most ubiquitous flavors, likely because anyone can enjoy it no matter their age. It’s no surprise that it’s one of the most widely-consumed products in the world. However, there’s a flip side to its popularity that many don’t realize. The staggering global demand requires a staggering global production. Read on to learn more about the solutions the cocoa industry is implementing to protect and save cocoa.
Chocolate is the most recognized sweet treat globally. In fact, the annual global chocolate consumption has reached 7.2 metric tons and the demand for chocolate products is forecasted to grow even further. The world has smallholder farmers and cocoa-growing communities to thank for some of the best chocolate brands, since they produce the core ingredient from the seeds of the cocoa trees.
However, is the world’s sweet tooth destroying plant and animal biodiversity? This article will discuss how sustainable cocoa production can benefit farmers and consumers alike. Read on to discover what you can do as chocolate lovers to protect the industry from harmful customs.