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1 By eating chocolate are we fuelling slavery?

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30 jul. 2021

The US labour department estimates there are 1.56m children working on cocoa farms in Ghana and the Ivory Coast and as many as 40% of them are slaves. The cocoa they harvest is sold to massive conglomerates which supply household names like Nestle and Cadburys, so you can bet that if you’ve eaten chocolate recently, it’s probably tainted.

2 The Challenge of Chocolate and Forests

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10 mrt. 2021

A big part of deforestation in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana is due to cocoa, the main ingredient in your chocolate. Why is this happening and how is the Cocoa & Forests Initiative helping? Watch this video and learn how your chocolate can play its part in saving and restoring West Africa’s forests and stopping climate change.
 
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The simple answer is to consume less cacao, or at least selectively consume it.. Once animal agriculture is phased out and everyone lives off a plant based diet the animal feed dedicated crops and pasteures for grass-fed livestock can be reforested once again.This will leave more room for cacao plantations, although intensive farming of it will still exist. It is the same situation with avocados, the only way we can get rid of intensive monocrops is to simply use less.

3 Slavery in the Chocolate Industry

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23 jan. 2011

Although slavery is no longer legal there are still millions of people living in slavery today. One place and industry where slaves still exist is the cocoa industry. This documentary takes a deeper look at that industry with disturbing and challenging eyes.
 
 

4 Documentary. The Dark Side Of Chocolate

21 jan. 2012

The Chocolate Industry. Child Trafficing & Slavery
 
Chocolate may be a sweet treat, but its production leaves a bitter taste. Rainforests are cleared so slaves and children laborers can harvest cocoa beans on illegal plantations. Cocoa is produced under the most dubious conditions. 
In Ivory Coast, the dark side of cocoa and chocolate production is hard to miss. Many people – including children – are driven here from neighboring Burkina Faso by drought and famine to find work. They often come alone, without their families, to find jobs on one of the many cocoa plantations. The conditions are spartan. They work with sharp machetes, carry heavy loads, are exposed to toxic herbicides, and lack protective clothing. 
Major international cocoa companies and giants of the chocolate industry such as Nestlé, Cargill and Ferrero looked on as 90 percent of the Ivory Coast’s primeval forests were destroyed. In 2001, the companies agreed to stop child labor, wage dumping and the further clearance of rainforests for five years. But 20 years later, the commitment has yet to be implemented. This moving documentary shows the dark side of the chocolate industry and its sweet, luxury product.
 
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5 The Dark Side of Chocolate – Child Slavery

24 jul. 2012

BV 11-11 The Dark Side of Chocolate – Child Slavery 
 
“The Dark Side of Chocolate” directed by Miki Mistrati shows that young children are still being illegally sold to cocoa plantations in the Ivory Coast, Africa to harvest much of the cocoa crop used by Nestle, Hershey and the major chocolate producers of the world. 
 
In 2001, these large chocolate producers signed the Cocoa Protocol which promised to work for the eradication of child labor by 2008. 
 
The Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in 2008 passed a resolution against slavery in the 21st century. That action was the 10th time that the Church of the Brethren had passed anti-slavery resolutions:. Nine other resolutions were passed from 1782 – 1857, prior to the US civil war to end slavery. The 2008 resolution made a commitment to educating ourselves and others about modern day slavery.

6 Chocolate Child Slaves- CNN

16 jan. 2012

Full article here : http://tinyurl.com/Child-Slaves-Cnn Everyone loves chocolate. But for thousands of people, chocolate is the reason for their enslavement. CNN’s David McKenzie travels into the heart of the Ivory Coast — the world’s largest cocoa producer — to investigate what’s happening to children working in the fields.
 
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7 The Secret Ingredient of Chocolate

17 apr. 2011

A film describing the harsh realities of child trafficking and slavery in the chocolate production industry in west africa

8 Shady Chocolate HD – Miki Mistrati

19 aug. 2014

Documentary about childlabour in various chocolate farms in western african country, Ivory Coast. It investigates the effectiveness of the various labels such as fairtrade, rainforrest etc.
 
This is the part two of Miki Mistratis ‘The Dark Side of Chocolate’.

9 Child Slaves and the Chocolate – CNN

21 jan. 2012

 
CNN’s Richard Quest talks to Kevin Bales from freetheslaves.net about the cocoa industry and child slavery. 
 

10 Fair trade in cocoa from the Ivory Coast

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6 dec. 2018

Many everyday life goods get to us from all over the world. Even though they have crossed thousands of miles, their prices are shockingly low. On almost every occasion, this counts in to the disadvantage of the producers. While global players make gigantic profits, the farmers stay poor. Meanwhile, an alternative to this scenario does exist: Goods and products derived from fair trade. In Germany, labels like FAIRTRADE, GEPA, STEP or NATURLAND FAIR make the promise of trading while being aware of both sides of the production line. 
 
But can we really change things by our personal shopping tendencies only? Do we as consumers hold the power to change consume for the better? The actor and author of bestseller books Hannes Jaenicke makes it his goal to find out exactly about these questions. In a journey around the globe, he visits various small famers and producers who sell their products via fair trade. They show him how they live and work. What kind of people are they? And what has changed for them by getting organized in fair trade unions?

11 De geschiedenis van chocolade – Deanna Pucciarelli

16 mrt. 2017

 
Als je je geen leven zonder chocolade kan voorstellen, dan heb je geluk dat je niet voor de 16de eeuw geboren bent. Tot dan bestond chocolade enkel als een bitter, schuimend brouwsel in Meso-Amerika. Dus hoe werd een bittere drank de chocoladereep van vandaag? Deanna Pucciarelli volgt de fascinerende en vaak gruwelijke geschiedenis van chocolade.
 
Les door Deanna Pucciarelli, animatie door TED-Ed.

12 Ecuador’s cocoa farmers making fair trade chocolate

10 apr. 2017

Ecuador’s cocoa farmers making fair trade chocolate. 
 
The indigenous people of the western Amazon have been harvesting jungle crops since before the first Europeans arrived, long before Ecuador became a country. 
 
They know their crops but have rarely received a fair price for them. 
 
But now they’re asserting themselves. 
 
Al Jazeera’s Daniel Schweimler reports from Tena, eastern Ecuador.

13 Why Fair Trade Chocolate Isn’t as Fair as You Think | Emily Stone

14 mrt. 2018

Uncommon Cacao works directly with cacao farmers and responsible exporters to deliver transparently sourced, quality cacao to premium chocolate makers around the world. By linking smallholder farmers to the specialty cacao industry, they drive maximum value to farmer families and catalyze unparalleled impact for communities at origin through higher prices, targeted technical assistance, and long term partnerships. Uncommon Cacao seeks to build a more sustainable and fair specialty cacao supply chain, revolutionizing one local economy at a time.
 
0:23 Introduction/Teach Us About Chocolate
1:46 What is Most Ironic About the Story of Chocolate?
2:40 What is Wrong With The Current Chocolate System?
4:31 What Happens to the $6 I Spend on My Chocolate Bar?
7:12 When Did You Fall in Love With Chocolate?
8:27 Why Did you Found Uncommon Cacao?
11:41 Meeting the First Cacao Farmers
15:02 Scaling Up The Model
15:58 Why “Uncommon”?
16:49 What’s Wrong With Fair Trade?
 
João Matos
Just because you trade directly doesnt mean fair trade is bad as it’s being promoted here.. Fairtrade foundation has helped millions around the world for several years and this 1 company thinks is doing better.. do your own research direct trading doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better..
mali carter
Where can I buy this chocolate?
clasher37
how to support those farmers by buying chocolate ?
 

14 Tree to Bar || How to Make Chocolate Every Step

7 dec. 2017

In this video I show every step to making dark chocolate from cacao tree to chocolate bar. There is roughly 7 step to making chocolate so sit back and enjoy.
 
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15 Mother Africa – History Of Africa with Zeinab Badawi [Episode 1]

10 apr. 2020

In this first episode, Zeinab Badawi travels across the continent examining the origins of humankind; how and why we evolved in Africa – Africa is the greatest exporter of all time: every human being originated in Africa.
 
During her journey Zeinab is granted rare access to the actual bones of one of the most iconic discoveries in the field of palaeontology, ‘Lucy’ in Ethiopia, or as she is known in Amharic, ‘Dinkenesh’, which means ‘you are marvellous’.
 
Zeinab also spends time in Tanzania with a tribe that is unique in the world because they live in the way our ancestors did, as hunters of big animals and gatherers. This community who have rarely been filmed provide a fascinating insight into how we have lived for most of our history.

16 Cattle, Crops and Iron – History Of Africa with Zeinab Badawi [Episode 2]

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10 apr. 2020

Zeinab Badawi continues her journey through the history of human development travelling to meet the Maasai of east Africa – one of the best known of the continent’s ethnic groups. They help explain how human beings began to domesticate animals and become pastoralists. Then in Zimbabwe with one lively farming family, Zeinab examines how humans also began to settle and make a living from farming. And she also looks at how the Iron Age transformed life in Africa and paved the way for the development of rich urban civilisations.

17 Chocolate industry tackles child slavery

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Robyn Curnow explores how CNN has covered this issue over the years and its efforts to reduce child labor.
 
EDOF is partnering with the CNN Freedom Project because of its long-standing commitment to bringing greater global awareness to the problem of human trafficking.
 
The Freedom Project has been pivotal in not only spreading information about the issue, but it has been able to catalyze concrete action by donor countries, international organizations, NGO’s, and private foundations through passionate storytelling, investigative journalism, documentaries, and live events.

18 Slavery in Hershey’s Chocolate

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10 mei 2012

Description of slavery in the chocolate industry, with a focus on the Hershey company
 
veronica Alleyne
why is it with people abuse is always a major part of the package? you know who I’m talking about
Anni Zhang
Not only Hershey, the whole chocolate industry is facing this child labor issue, child slavery in Africa is very common. This is something very hard to control, unless they spend time and money on the local community to make them aware that the reason behind poverty is because the lack of education for their next generation.  Although this is very hard, but some education during break, some on site OS&H assistance or at least a minimum pay should be done immediately to help the situation for those kids!
Evan Aldridge
thanks for sharing
Lorrie Smith
Nestle chocolate is also in huge violation of the child slavery laws, but don’t care. Watch “The Dark Side Of Chocolate.” You’ll never buy their products again!

19 FAIR TRADE the dark side of chocolate

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20 Child workers boost Ivory Coast chocolate industry

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20 nov. 2015

Excellent report about cocoa featuring our centre sheltering trafficked children involved in child labour. www.creer-africa.org
 

The Ivory Coast’s economy has grown over the past four years, making it one of Africa’s top performers. But the number of children forced to work in the west-African nation has more than doubled in about the same time, as Al Jazeera’s Tania Page reports.
 
S Hussein
They are just stupid. They export the raw stuff to Europe. Who then make the real money by adding value and then marketing it as ‘Kit Kat’ et all. Then they wonder why they are so poor.

21 Chocolate Production

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6 feb. 2006

How Chocolate is made from Raw Cocao beans. I don’t know the original source, it was from a very old video tape from almost 30 years ago.

22 – 16×9 – Child Labour: The Dark Side of Chocolate

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13 aug. 2012

Chocolate sure does taste good. But a 16×9 investigation in Ghana uncovers a nasty truth – many cocoa beans in that country are harvested by children. Many of those kids aren’t given a choice; some are even slaves. All workers, no matter the age, live in poverty. Still taste good? Catherine Pope reports.
 
Aance Paul
Chocolate doesn’t taste that sweet anymore.
Lmarie Taleon
Have you ever wondered where the ingredients of chocolate came from? Yes, I did. However, I did not expect it would be like this. This is heartbreaking and terrible! Indeed, chocolate is irresistible with its luxury sweet taste but there is a bitter story behind this. Unfortunately, there are children suffering from child labor or slavery. It has to do with economics wherein poorer countries people are exploited for cheap labor and companies take advantage of the people for their needs of money. This is unacceptable and those people are so selfish to take away the children’s freedom to live a better life, to play and to go to school. It must be stopped! I cannot afford to be eating chocolate knowing that there are children suffering in the process. I want to spread awareness to the people to stand up against inequalities! SAY NO TO CHILD LABOR!
Magma
Turns out my favorite chocolate is fair trade chocolate. Neat.
Ринат Назмеев
we gonna have QUIZ about that video. Hope I won’t fail it;) HSE-NES, good luck!
Sun Flower
I wanted to quit chocolate before for health reasons. I couldn’t but now, this is giving me a good reason to quit for good. Disgusting
Trinity Marie
why doesn’t Africa (Ghana) demand more money for the beans

23 – Top 10 Cocoa Producing Countries In The World.

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31 dec. 2021

Top 10 cocoa producing countries in the world Chocolate is enjoyed throughout the world, and the latest figures state that over 4.4 million tonnes of cocoa is produced each year. However, chocolate itself, is made from cocoa beans which grows on cocoa tree. These are only found in a narrowband either side of the Equator and require hot, and rainy humid conditions to bear fruit. Cavao trees were first cultivate in centra America round 1,500 BC, but today, four of the five top cocoa producing nations are in West Africa. The top ten cocoa producing countries are spread out across four continents, but which nations produce the most cocoa? It will be seen in this video.
 

12 mei 2020

Top 10 Cocoa Producing Countries in The World
Welcome to Displore and thanks for watching. In this video we will be bringing you the top 10 cocoa producing countries in the world. Cocoa beans were first brought over to Europe by Christopher Columbus, and then later, Hernán Cortés, who gave samples of cacao to King Charles of Spain in 1528. Most of the world’s cocoa is grown in a narrow belt, give or take, of around 20 degrees either side of the equator, as it offers the perfect conditions for growing cocoa. The cocoa tree needs high temperatures, humid conditions and plenty of rainfall to grow successfully. For these reasons, cocoa is produced predominantly in the hot and humid regions of Africa, Asia, Central and South America and Australia. Cocoa was first harvested in what is today Central America. Soon, though, it became popular around the world, and it is now produced in many regions worldwide.
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Nations across four continents make the top 10, with four of the top five nations found in Africa. Cocoa beans are of different types and characteristics depending on where they come from. So with any firther delay here are the top 10 cocoa producing countries in the world.
10. Colombia 56,808 Tonnes Per Annum
Colombia is a country located in the north of South America, with a population of 48.2 million people spread over a total of1,141,748 km2. The economy of Colombia is mostly fuelled by science and technology, infrastructure and agriculture. One of the most cultivated crops in Colombia is cocoa which is amongst the most exported products that contribute to the $355.163 billion yearly GDP. Colombia is the tenth largest cocoa producer in the world yielding 56,808 tonnes of cocoa, grown on over 200,000 hectares of land. The industry supports the livelihoods of 50,000 farmers that each cultivates an average of 3.5 hectares.Colombia produces some of the finest cocoa beans in the world and they mostly grow the highly sought after Crillio and Trinitario varieties. It is grown in the regions of Santander, the north of Antioquia and the south of Córdoba.
9. Dominican Republic. 86,599 Tonnes Per Annum
The Dominican Republic is a country located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region. The Dominican Republic is the second-largest nation in the Antilles by area after Cuba at 48,671km2 and third by population with approximately 10.5 million people of whom approximately 3.3 million live in the metropolitan area of Santo Domingo, the capital city.The Dominican Republic is the largest cocoa producer in the Caribbean with 86,599 tonnes in 2017 and is a leader in sustainable, fair-trade and organic cocoa.The cocoa industry is clearly important to the economy of the island as it sustains 40,000 farmers, employs 350,000 people and earned the country $261 million. The Dominican Republic has historically been known for two different types of cocoa: a buttery, cheaper product known as Sanchez and a drier, better-fermented bean called Hispaniola. The island is aiming to considerably increase its cocoa yields and in the last decade have grown their cocoa exports by 322% and aim to triple it by 2027.
8. Peru 121,825 Tonnes Per Annum
Peru is a country in western South America bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. At 1.28 million km2, Peru is the 19th largest country in the world, and the third largest in South America. Cocoa most likely originated in the Amazon basin around Peru and now Peruvian chocolate is considered to be some of the finest in the world. Peru produced a total of 121,825 tonnes of cocoa in 2017 and is seeing rapid growth each year. Over half of their cocoa exports are beans with 20% being organic and the rest is made up of post-processed products such as cocoa butter, liquor, powder and husks.Cocoa plantations are spread throughout the country with the main growing areas in La Convención and Lares, Huallaga, Apurímac-Ene and Alto Marañón, all in the Eastern Andes.
7. Ecuador. 205,955 Tonnes Per Annum
Ecuador officially the Republic of Ecuador is a country in north-western South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. The capital city is Quito, which is also its largest city and has a total population 17.1 million people living in an area of 283,561km2. Ecuador brings in a total GDP of about $106.289 billion and some of it comes

24 Big Chocolate: US Supreme Court to weigh in on child slavery lawsuit against Nestle, Cargill

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22 apr. 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether Nestle USA and Cargill, two big players in the chocolate industry, can be held responsible for child slavery and other human rights abuses on cocoa farms in western Africa. 
 
Six Malians who were forced to work on Ivory Coast cocoa farms as children are suing, accusing Nestle USA and Cargill of “aiding and abetting” in the abuses on the farms by providing operators with financial help. 
 
The court is expected to release its decision by June. But what will the ruling mean for the companies in question – and the larger cocoa industry? Alyssa Julie reports.
 
 
Richard Phillipsburg
Who ever investigated this is a straight Gangster 👌 keep on busting the creeps in corporations
Tony Gendreau
nestle has problems with thier bottled water in canada too ,
D
I worked for Cargill for a few years, they are like their own nation in their head. They have between 3-10k employees at each site, and could care less if you get dropped into an auger or if they abuse kids while working.
Patricia Mcleod
Never going to eat chocolate again. Shame on the companies 😠
Gloria Mitchell
They should be punished indefinitely for forcing & beating poor innocent children to work as slaves!!! I will NEVER look at a chocolate candy bar the same again the rest of my life!!! This is horrid news!!! 😡😡😡😡 My heart is breaking for the poor little children this happened to & I think they are entitled to a huge lump sum law suit in court & pray they win!!! These monsters are dirtier than any creature among all creatures on earth!!!
L_J
How can ppl that produce something sweet be so cruel hearted.
Xi Jinping
Human… rights? Hmm, never heard of this concept before.
S. Munro
Australia can grow a Cocoa plantation in Australia and produce its chocolate needs in the first world.
 
Thrifty Fox
What happened to all that foreign aid?
 
Anthony Ballard
NOT THE FLAME OF NEGATIVE PR!
 
Ab by
Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them. Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long; they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by others. “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah. The greatest among you will be your servant. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted”. (Matthew 23 NIV) You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything, in Heaven above or in the Earth beneath, or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents up to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. “If my people who are called by my name, humble themselves and pray, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, I will hear from Heaven, will forgive their sins, and will heal their land.” And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. “Matthew 5-7 NIV Bible Gateway”, we can use google search. These are the teachings, The Righteousness of our Lord Jesus Christ our God. REPENT, and start doing what is right. If you abide my teachings, you are really my disciples; then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. A time is coming and has now come, that the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and Truth. God is Spirit, so his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and Truth; they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. In the New Heaven and New Earth, only Righteousness dwells. May the Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ our God be with you all.
Hoang Vo
Great, now sue china for underpaying their workers for assembling iPhones.
Everything Is Fine
lol, as if anything would happen to big corps
 
Zena Zena
Taurus Season! 5 senses…Taste comfort food…Chocolate! In conflict with Saturn…in Aquarius! Big Corporations…Your going to continue to be called out!! ♒🪐=♉🐃=🍫=⚰
 
L McK
Tony’s Chocolonely chocolate bars. 👏🍫👏
 
Dj
I m not buying nestle products
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I don’t understand why is Africa not being held accountable? Why is such thing being allowed in their country?
starmanstriker
Not forced labour if the workers make money?

25 Raising the Bar, a world without slavery in any chocolate | Ynzo van Zanten | TEDxYouth@HNLBilthoven

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24 mei 2017

This TEDxtalk is about showing how difficult it is and how important it is to try and obtain a future world without (child)slavery.
 
Economist,Chief evangelist at Tony Chocolonely. Believing that together we van create without slavery in any chocolate, not just our own.
 
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

26 Changing the way we think about chocolate | Will Lydgate | TEDxBerkleeValencia

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22 mei 2016

A descendant from a long line of chocolate farmers on the island of Kauai, Will Lydgate is passionate about changing the way that people view chocolate. In a talk that is informative, fun, and tasty, Will will tell you about the origins of chocolate and why you should eat it everyday. 
Will Lydgate is a chocolate farmer, educational Speaker, musician, and music producer, known for his exquisite taste, in both music and chocolate. Will is from Kauai, HI where his family first emigrated in 1867, making him the fifth generation of Kauai Lydgates. Will’s Steelgrass Farm is one of the largest chocolate farms in the state of Hawaii, and hosts regular educational workshops and chocolate tastings open to the public. In addition to chocolate, Steelgrass grows vegetables and fruits of all kinds, vanilla, and raises honey bees.
 
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
 
I teach chocolate classes to the public in the Chocolate Laboratory at the Hershey Story Museum in Hershey, PA. Chocolate and how it is grown and processed is my passion. I hope to travel back to Hawaii one day to see a real farm in action! Thank you so very much.
Mina Kirkova
Thank you Will for this wonderful presentation full of valuable information. I totally agree with you: “Let’s teach our kids that chocolate is so much more than candy bars.”
Carlos V
I’ve been to the farm and it was amazing; I’ll never think of chocolate the same way. Thank you so much!
edinson tobar
Deberian subtitularlo al español
Pablo Céspedes
Have you ever tried to find an exact an reliable answer about: HOW MUCH CACAO DOES A Nestle, Hersheys, Callebout, Milka, Lindt or any other commercial brand a bar has??? These companies and some others, are “experts” on hiding the truth about the quantity of cacao. These products are NOT chocolate, they are SUBTITUTES of the real thing, that’s it! As a chocolate maker in Costa Rica I am amazed on how little people know about this food! Good talk from this TED pressenter!
Martin Mazzanti
You are changing the paradigm and that is serious business. Nutrition and health is serious business. Eating for pleasure is serious business. Thank you Ted Talks! Thank you Will for your passion and expertise and for recognizing a great opportunity and dedicating yourself to it! Awesome!
SexualShaman
I make cacao ice cream almost every day. It is beyond “awesome.” But I would never use white sugar or anything like that, as apparently is done in dark chocolate bars. I think you are committing a grave error in calling chocolate made with sugar a health food!!! For my sweetener in my cacao ice cream, I use dates and other dried fruits. Absolutely delicious. So in many ways I consider your TED talk very misleading from a real health point of view.
lizardfirefighter110
The problem with chocolate is the sugar and that the nutritious cacao is roasted to form cocoa. It is the cocoa that is used to make chocolate. Because of the roaring process much of the health benefits of cacao are lost. I say, “man up, and drink water with cacao powder and leave the sugar behind to maximize the extraordinary health benefits of cacao.” I use either Stevia or Erythritol for sweetener. STOP EATING SUGAR!
ABuck 77
Anyone else here in 2020? for online clasess?
Pablo Céspedes
According to the export code, Milk chocolates are NOT chocolate, technically they are chocolate flavor candy. Milk chocolate will not give you any benefit… cero! The Dark chocolate is the one the has the antioxidants, the problem is that there are just a few Dark chocolate that has cacao butter without being substituted by the unhealthy hydrogenated palm oil. So, look closely on the ingredients! Enjoy real, pure Dark chocolate ethically produce of course!
Doris Hibbs
Works better than coffee….ands it’s healthier!
 
christopher boring
how is this a TED talk

27 U.S. proposes ban on cocoa from the Ivory Coast over evidence of forced child labor

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9 aug. 2019

The Ivory Coast is pushing back against a proposed U.S. ban on cocoa from the West African country after senators found “overwhelming evidence” that the farms rely on child labor. It follows a Washington Post story that documented the lives of 12 child laborers on Ivorian cocoa farms. Washington Post reporter Peter Whoriskey joined CBSN to discuss.
 
Ashley Gross
Most of these kids work to help provide for their families. These villages are very, very poor and for some this may be the only way they can survive. I agree, FORCED child labor should be eradicated,but the ones that are working to provide for families should be left alone. A ban could mean starvation for some families there.
Voo Doo
Price of Cocoa is about $1.11 US dollars per pound. 70% of the world’s cocoa beans come from four West African countries: Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon. Doesn’t look like they would come together and force buyers to pay more.
Rel
Can we ban Iphones for the same reason?
Crystal Hill
If the U.S. Council terminates the labor given to these children they stand a chance of starving but if the induce work place safety rules then maybe they would have a better advantage of not being abused as much. No one can totally stop these hazards but they can be deducted. Be blessed America and Officials in Congress
kare more
Children work or they starve. Do a decent report on West Africa! Their fathers die before the age of 50… West Africa still uses wood to cook, school is only free until grade 8 and there’s no real jobs!
Eligio Budde
I see people in the comments missing two points: 1. Child labor is bad , and there’s no context in which is acceptable, period. Children don’t need job opportunities, wtf are you talking about. If any child is in a position in which either needs to work or beg for money to survive, we should hold the right people accountable (which is, in most cases, the government tbh). 2. You are becoming an accessory of human traficking by opposing these kinds of measures.
john smith
Im not paying more for a candy bar, child labor keeps my pockets full.
Nerdlin Geeksly
So many problems such as this could be fixed with annexation of these poor countries Not only would it stop these horrible crimes but would also benefit the countries themselves since the stability will create jobs and the jobs will create taxes and thus they become a thriving Nation
Hog Mouth Fishing Charters
Kraft get tons of product from there. So where’s the news on that!!!!
greenwahine
Fair trade means fair wage. Say no to child labor.
Shukria O
Just keep your cocoa and don’t sell them to this idiots who don’t care abt the farmers
WastelandWanderer
How about we ban forced labor camps here in the US? I have a better idea. How about we mind our own problems, and stop telling people how to live their lives.
Jah Gaming
Who else found this vid from a chocolate chip cookie vid lol
charles reynolds
china does the same thing
chick EASTWATER
2 years later – WORSE than EVER , NO BAN Chocolate Company’s Flourishing – U.S. Valentines DAY success
Alexander Ramirez
If a tree fall in the woods….no one hears you scream
Bedo Sar
This is just rich. Let’s not pretend this is a result of the increase in the price of cocoa price. This is the oldest excuse in the book ‘the human rights defense’.
JR Soto
Coca Coca puffz
CBEdits
IT’S AFRICA! If I was stuck in a swamp jungle I dam sure would make my kid work
Moseh Freeman
Michael Moore says he’s boycotting Soulcycle gyms…. Meanwhile… He looks like he’s been boycotting gyms his entire life.

28 A Dutch chocolate company’s fight to end illegal child labor

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11 jul. 2021

The chocolate industry has a dark side: almost 1.6 million children work — illegally — in the cocoa growing regions of Ghana and Ivory Coast. Tony’s Chocoloneley, a quirky but popular chocolate brand in The Netherlands, is on a mission to shake up the industry and eliminate illegal child labor completely. Special Correspondent Megan Thompson reports.

29 – 100% of chocolate can be traced back to child labour…and worse

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29 jul. 2021

According to some experts 100 percent of the chocolate we eat can be traced back to cocoa farms that use child labour. They estimate that there are something like 1.6m child labourers working in the cocoa farms of west Africa and as many as HALF Of them are slaves. Not modern day slavery, not some kind of soft slavery, but actual slavery. The cocoa is sold to massive conglomerates which supply household names like Nestle and Cadburys, so you can bet that if you’ve eaten chocolate recently, it’s probably tainted.
 
Kalus Saxon
Was it any different in England when children went down the mines made bricks cleaned chimneys and all sorts of other jobs.. child labour in an undeveloped country is normal just like it was here
Sam Sarpong
I feel sad when I hear talks about child labour in the cocoa industry as a phenomenon in Ghana. Yes, there could be pockets of this, yet generally speaking, this is not a major practice in Ghana. What these so-called researchers lack is the ability to clearly define what child labour is. What actually happens is that children of these farmers often go to these farms and work on them as well. I even did that on my grandad’s farm when I was a child anytime I visited him in the village. Would working on that farm constitute child labour/slavery? I don’t know what the situation in Ivory Coast is but in Ghana I can vouch that there is no child labour and that the case or cases some panelists might have come across, cannot be deemed to be what embodies the sector in Ghana. The family system in Ghana is different from what westerners know of and therefore they get confused with what is happening in Ghana. One of the panelists quoted a US survey as the basis for his argument, but that perhaps lacks credibility. Have they even interrogated that outcome? As an academic and researcher, and as someone who has lived in Ghana and Europe, I guess I can speak to this issue more than the ‘parachute researchers’ who think they know so much. Enough of this ‘saviour’ tactics!
Angela Chung
Well I will not be buying anymore chocolate from those companies.
Flood Good
i buy Tonys chocolate bars from a health market and they claim to be 100% slave free. does anyone know if theyre being truthful?
Drew
You should just sue them in African courts.
Nathan Kerr
So I’m sure that the US government is fully aware of the atrocities committed by nestle in Africa, with the water and baby milk etc but when it comes to a bar of chocolate there hands are clean, yeah ok

30 Cocoa: Food of the Gods | Simon Waslander | TEDxUniversityofGroningen

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23 apr. 2015

Besides writing research papers about numerous financial topics, Simon Wallander is investigating the important question of how to improve the health of people. He presents a solution to this problem that is both brilliant and unexpected.
 
Simon is not only a medicine student at the University of Groningen, but also the Co-founder and CEO of ForesightInvestor.com, a financial research platform with in-depth analysis of financial topics and products.
 
 

31 TEDxHelsinki – David Wolfe — Passion for chocolate


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NOTE FROM TED: This talk, which was filmed at a TEDx event, contains several assertions about the health benefits of chocolate that are not supported by scientific evidence. Please do not look to this talk for medical advice. TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. The guidelines we give TEDx organizers are described in more detail here: http://storage.ted.com/tedx/manuals/t…
David Wolfe — Health, Eco, Nutrition, and Natural Beauty Expert who loves chocolate. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
 
 

32 TEDxSinCity – Shawn Stevenson – How Chocolate Can Save The World


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3 jun. 2011

Shawn Stevenson is a Professional Nutritionist specializing in biochemistry and kinesiological science, as well as advanced treatment for acute and chronic disorders.
 
He is the author of several books including The Key to Quantum Health and The Fat Loss Code. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree from The University of Missouri — St. Louis, and he is the founder of the Advanced Integrative Health Alliance. Over nearly a decade of research, Shawn’s work has touched the lives of thousands of people in his private practice, programs, and live events.
 
Shawn’s greatest gift has been providing a tremendous array of valuable strategies, insights, techniques, tools for healing, and proven methods for radically transforming the health and beauty of the human body.
 
About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized., (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
 
 

33 The craft chocolate revolution — from bean to bar | Gabe Davidson | TEDxWellington

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9 sep. 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. How one chocolate maker got the whole audience to not only understand the issues facing his industry, but also what it taste likes.
 
At the Wellington Chocolate Factory Gabe is part of the new revolution in chocolate, exploring how artisan production methods, ethical trade, and local communities can reinforce each other in building a strong international business. 
 
Fascinated by the natural flavour characteristics of cocoa beans, Gabe went on a voyage of discovery across South America and the Pacific. Meeting cocoa farmers in person, and charting the complex path from original plants to final chocolate, led Gabe to believe that a small business dealing fairly and directly with its suppliers can gain access to highest quality source ingredients as a competitive advantage. 
 
With master chocolatier Rochelle Harrison, Gabe co-founded NZ’s first open-to-the-public, bean-to-bar chocolate factory in 2013. Gabe plans one day to wind-sail a shipment of cocoa beans directly into Wellington harbour, accompanied by the farmer who grew them. 
 
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Geckomayhem
Boom, eyes opened. Can’t wait to try chocolate from other bean varietals. And they’re dairy free! Was that filmed at Vic? Looks like one of the lecture theatres. 🙂
Adrian Arreola
chocolate is from Mexico to the world
T Hunt
For what it’s worth this long after the original post, the map at 1:20 shows 20 degrees north and south of the equator, not 10 degrees….
Don Duncan
I buy raw, organic cocoa powder in bulk from Amazon to save. If I could buy beans direct from the farmer I would. I would grind & eat fresh as needed. I don’t need a middle man to add refined sugar or roast the beans, destroying nutrition.
Gra Piken
I’m interested in the positive and negative effects of chocolate. The tryptophan and caffeine in dark chocolate makes me tired. I typed in Youtube “the truth about chocolate” and saw lots of videos about the horrendous exploitation of people in Africa working in the chocolate industry. Companies like Nestlé, Mars, Cadbury etc who exploit human life without a thought, and the consumers in the West who are oblivious to it or simply don’t care. After seeing images of child labour and exploited cocoa farmers I feel outraged and sick. Chocolate equals exploitation and it is unacceptable and needs to change.
Christine Relyea
why are there slaves involved in chocolate, and you won’t stop it.
Jesus E. Guevara S.
The sir is wrong when he said the best flavor is in Peru. It is not. Super extra finest cocoa are From Venezuelan origin. The richnest genetics and varieties are in Venezuela. Porcelana, Chuao, Macuare, Deltano Superior, Guasare, Sur del Lago. Creole is not the finest cocoa. Only have to try any of super extra finest Venezuelan cocoa. Other regions have a good grain, but the top of top is in Venezuela. Nor Colombia, nor Ecuador, nor Peru. Those cocoa are so finest that are used for the more exclusive chococolate. Of course the political situation has not guaranntee the export of high quantity. In fact is very tiny but in the past Venezuela was the more extra finest cocoa producer i the world. (African cocoa is not extra fine cocoa, is regular cocoa, is a cheap one used in industrial chocolate). In fact the new path in genectics is called Criollos Modernos, and are in Venezuela. Not manipulation, organic in some places. Small production does not minimie the fact that it have the best flavor and genetics.

34 The geometry of chocolate: Nigel Nisbet at TEDxOrangeCoast


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1 nov. 2012

“Math is the new literacy for the 21st Century”, says Nigel Nisbet. 
 
Armed with a degree in mathematics, and early success as a rock musician, Nigel began his education career teaching at an idyllic private all-girls school in rural England. After moving to theU.S., he taught Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science at Van Nuys Senior High, pioneering the use of technology in the classroom, and project-based learning. Leaving the classroom in 2006, he became a Mathematics Specialist for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest school district in the United States. 
 
A passionate believer in the power of all students to learn mathematics conceptually, Nigel joined the nonprofit MIND Research Institute team as Senior Mathematics Specialist in the spring of 2010, becoming the Director of Content Creation in early 2011. Here, Nigel devotes his time to reaching into the structure and beauty of mathematics, finding ways to build engaging, interactive visual games that teach all students how math really works. 
 
About TEDx. TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. 
 
At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos — or a combination of live presenters and TEDTalks videos — sparks deep conversation and connections. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis
 
Robert Higgins
Nigel Nisbet, Congratulations, I wish I had your approach when I was young. Overcoming my math and learning anxiety has been one of my successes. Considering giving a presentation on overcoming math anxiety. My results were dynamic and fulfilling for my students and me. Best wishes.
Jane St.Pierre
Getting students to “struggle with it” teaches them how to cope with whatever life throws our way. Bravo!
twinkeelfish
Love your dedication to our kids! Keep it up
Mahendra Patel
excellent approach to teach math in meaningful enjoyable way !
Steve Mariotti
Nigel–excellent presentation. Bravo.
NotOrdinaryInGames
I expected a talk about psychedelics. Got a math lecture. . . . Math is indeed a wonderful language to describe reality. Sadly, it is limited and cannot describe the entire reality.
R Minor
Nigel, your such a great songwriter…. would love to see you and Alisdair get back together…. do another album….
Tabatha Staples
Shepherd’s Chapel Network !!!!!!! Pastor Murray is an Anointed Servant of GOD who teaches the Word of GOD with Authority!!!!!!!
seriousgeorge001
@Todd Maiden Me too. I thought Nigel Nisbet was some famous chocolatier.
xbindingxlightx
what is the name of the game???

35 Saving the world with chocolate | Alastair Gower | TEDxGlasgowCaledonianUniversity

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25 jun. 2020

TEDxGlasgowCaledonianUniversity | “Unfolding Good Together” | October 2019
 
Alastair became involved with cacao and chocolate when he founded Chocolate Tree with his wife in 2005. Alastair is now working with cacao growers in South & Central America to support agroforestry farming, which combats climate change. It has become Alastair’s passion to spread the word about cacao’s potential as a commercially viable crop that can maintain biodiversity. Can we help save the planet by eating more chocolate? Saving the world with chocolate! Alastair founded Chocolate Tree in 2005 and is working with cacao growers in South & Central America to support agroforestry farming, which combats climate change. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
 
Anjuli Dharna
such a strong and well presented and important message. Thank you, Ali! Great job!!
The Fine Food Forager
Great talk, let’s spread the word!
Gill Goodwillie
Excellent talk Ali-such an important message
David William Smith
Entertaining and Inspiring
Marina Donald
Well done Ali. George Argent, the botanist, said much the same thirty years ago. Marina

36 Can chocolate save the world?: Koen Dewettinck at TEDxGhent

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24 sep. 2013

Science doesn’t get tastier than this: Koen Dewettinck has dedicated his academic career to research about chocolate. In the Cacaolab, he and his team explore the wonders of chocolate. Over the past decades, they have built up scientific expertise and have developed an analytical toolbox for chocolate-related research. Nomnomnom!
 
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alfani
I always thought Dark choc have the less sugar percentage!! So most of them arw contained of sugar
 
Amanda Reynolds-Gregg
“[Earth] is the only planet with chocolate.” Here’s hoping we one day find a chocolate planet, filled with milk chocolate rivers and caramel truffle bushes, where milky ways and almond joys run free…

37 The Challenge of Child Labour and Chocolate

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16 feb. 2021

Cocoa, the main ingredient in your chocolate, is mostly grown in West Africa on small farms, where children often help out alongside their families. Sometimes the tasks they do are hazardous and the work can get in the way of their schooling. This is classed as child labor and is not allowed. About 1.57 million children are in this situation in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. Watch this video and learn what is being done for children in cocoa.
 
roberto visani
The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) represents 80% of the global corporate market including suppliers such as Barry Callebaut, Olam International and Cargill, shipping companies and ports and retailers such as Starbucks.
Un Risana
This should really spread more. Love the video!
Madmadz
Never seen a charity organization miss a meal.
 
st0rm cr0w
What is the solution? These people work to support themselves and families. I understand some view this as a problem, but what is their alternative?
Shane the suburban cannabis farmer🎶
Child labor is NOT WRONG. EVERYONE ON EARTH has to work!!!!

38 The Harsh Realities of Child Laborers in the Cocoa Industry

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4 nov. 2016

Make sure you know where your chocolate is coming from this holiday season.

39 Sustainability in the Cocoa Sector – Challenges and possible solutions

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6 jan. 2020

This film gives an overview on the various efforts to develop the supply chain in the cocoa sector towards sustainability.

40 The Cocoa Beans of Ghana (English)

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3 mrt. 2016

Chocolat Frey regularly visits its cocoa producers on site. This film takes you on a trip to Ghana, the main country of origin of the cocoa beans used for our chocolate.

41 Cocoa: a sweet value chain

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27 mei 2016

Follow the journey of the humble cocoa bean from a tropical plantation to one of the world’s most loved products, chocolate. Find out how in today’s global value chain, sanitary and phytosanitary capacity helps to make sure that cocoa plants are free from pests and diseases and that chocolate is safe for consumers.

42 Cocoa farming in Cuban lands | SLICE

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19 jan. 2021

Baracoa is the “cocoa capital” of Cuba: almost all of the island’s cocoa is produced here. Barako is one of the region’s peasants and cocoa farmers. He shares with us the different stages of production in order to harvest the best fruit.
 
Extract from the documentary: “Connecting Traditions – Cuba, the People at the end of the Isle” Direction: Alexandre Mostras Production: Ma Drogue A Moi & Ushuaia TV
 
SLICE wants to fill up your curiosity! Accessible to anyone from anywhere at any time, this channel is your weekly dose of short docs about curious facts, discoveries, astounding info, unusual stories, weird, fun and instructive. Be smart, have a slice!

43 Top Cocoa Producing Countries in the world

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16 jun. 2022

Cocoa production by country video. Which country produces the most cocoa bean in the world? This video shows the ranking of Countries by cocoa production according to FAO statistics.
 
Source: FAO
Disclaimer: The information and content of this Youtube channel is of a general information
purposes only. The data quoted on this channel are subject to change.
 

12 mei 2020

Top 10 Cocoa Producing Countries in The World
Welcome to Displore and thanks for watching. In this video we will be bringing you the top 10 cocoa producing countries in the world. Cocoa beans were first brought over to Europe by Christopher Columbus, and then later, Hernán Cortés, who gave samples of cacao to King Charles of Spain in 1528. Most of the world’s cocoa is grown in a narrow belt, give or take, of around 20 degrees either side of the equator, as it offers the perfect conditions for growing cocoa. The cocoa tree needs high temperatures, humid conditions and plenty of rainfall to grow successfully. For these reasons, cocoa is produced predominantly in the hot and humid regions of Africa, Asia, Central and South America and Australia. Cocoa was first harvested in what is today Central America. Soon, though, it became popular around the world, and it is now produced in many regions worldwide.
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Nations across four continents make the top 10, with four of the top five nations found in Africa. Cocoa beans are of different types and characteristics depending on where they come from. So with any firther delay here are the top 10 cocoa producing countries in the world.
10. Colombia 56,808 Tonnes Per Annum
Colombia is a country located in the north of South America, with a population of 48.2 million people spread over a total of1,141,748 km2. The economy of Colombia is mostly fuelled by science and technology, infrastructure and agriculture. One of the most cultivated crops in Colombia is cocoa which is amongst the most exported products that contribute to the $355.163 billion yearly GDP. Colombia is the tenth largest cocoa producer in the world yielding 56,808 tonnes of cocoa, grown on over 200,000 hectares of land. The industry supports the livelihoods of 50,000 farmers that each cultivates an average of 3.5 hectares.Colombia produces some of the finest cocoa beans in the world and they mostly grow the highly sought after Crillio and Trinitario varieties. It is grown in the regions of Santander, the north of Antioquia and the south of Córdoba.
9. Dominican Republic. 86,599 Tonnes Per Annum
The Dominican Republic is a country located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region. The Dominican Republic is the second-largest nation in the Antilles by area after Cuba at 48,671km2 and third by population with approximately 10.5 million people of whom approximately 3.3 million live in the metropolitan area of Santo Domingo, the capital city.The Dominican Republic is the largest cocoa producer in the Caribbean with 86,599 tonnes in 2017 and is a leader in sustainable, fair-trade and organic cocoa.The cocoa industry is clearly important to the economy of the island as it sustains 40,000 farmers, employs 350,000 people and earned the country $261 million. The Dominican Republic has historically been known for two different types of cocoa: a buttery, cheaper product known as Sanchez and a drier, better-fermented bean called Hispaniola. The island is aiming to considerably increase its cocoa yields and in the last decade have grown their cocoa exports by 322% and aim to triple it by 2027.
8. Peru 121,825 Tonnes Per Annum
Peru is a country in western South America bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. At 1.28 million km2, Peru is the 19th largest country in the world, and the third largest in South America. Cocoa most likely originated in the Amazon basin around Peru and now Peruvian chocolate is considered to be some of the finest in the world. Peru produced a total of 121,825 tonnes of cocoa in 2017 and is seeing rapid growth each year. Over half of their cocoa exports are beans with 20% being organic and the rest is made up of post-processed products such as cocoa butter, liquor, powder and husks.Cocoa plantations are spread throughout the country with the main growing areas in La Convención and Lares, Huallaga, Apurímac-Ene and Alto Marañón, all in the Eastern Andes.
7. Ecuador. 205,955 Tonnes Per Annum
Ecuador officially the Republic of Ecuador is a country in north-western South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. The capital city is Quito, which is also its largest city and has a total population 17.1 million people living in an area of 283,561km2. Ecuador brings in a total GDP of about $106.289 billion and some of it comes

 

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44 – 2 All About Cocoa Beans

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28 aug. 2016

Is your Bloomed Chocolate Ruined? Find out!

 Alchemist John goes through the various types of cocoa beans and how to choose the right one for your taste.

 

Donald/Cheryl Meyer
Outstanding video series from an outstanding business and individual. I have been making chocolate for about one year and John has been awesome in supplying exceptional beans, knowledge, equipment, encouragement in an honest and forthright manner.
Jason Saville
Great chocolate making videos. If I am to start a chocolate business in my local community, that definitely would help my community out. Simply targeting healthy locals purchasing locally. I definitely would supply organic zero sugar stevia based dark chocolate. Simply purchasing organic natural cacao products.
Nathan Rogers
Have you ever had beans from Cameroon? My wife’s family actually have a cocoa farm there. They use a fairly low impact form of forest agriculture. We are hoping to eventually attempt a farm to bar using her family’s beans. We will have to figure out the ins and outs of importing but think it could be an interesting idea.
 
Johnathan Sawyer
Do people mix beans for different flavor profiles? What stage can you mix them? Thanks for the vids! I think I’ve watched all of them in one evening.
 
BRYSON PRICE
Thanks for the insight John! Your videos have been really helpful 😁
Sandra
love your videos! Can one make chocolate sugarless?
Gero Homeandaway
So happy you have cocoa from My home country Ivory Coast🥰
Talal Ala-Eddine
Outstanding …. Thank you very much …. This is great … Which is better to make coco butter?
Joey Musacchio
Sooo… many times have I been ready to throw ugly beans, luckily I now tend to verify what is inside because I’ve found gems in the ugly duckling’s too many times…
Priscilla Roger
I want CLOSE UP shot of the beans
Châu Bảo Thạch
have you ever using beans from Viet Nam???
Simon Crooks
thanks very good presentation

45 Harvesting Cacao | How to Make Everything: Chocolate Bar

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4 feb. 2016

In this episode of How To Make Everything: Chocolate, Andy travels to Chiapas, Mexico where he plants a cacao tree and harvests it’s fruit.

 

46 Madagascar’s world-class cocoa, a bitter sweet cash crop

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25 dec. 2016

Madagascar produces 7,000 tons of cocoa every year, which is highly sought after for its 100 percent ‘fine cocoa’ quality. But although the chocolate produced from the country’s cocoa is sold for up to 50 euros, farmers on the island are paid just a fraction of the profits, and few get a taste of the final product.

47 Konye’s Cocoa – English Version

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14 okt. 2015

 
Cocoa farmers in Konye (Cameroon) are producing their cocoa in harmony with the natural forest. By adopting a sustainable form of agro-forestry and by eliminating pesticides, their way of farming is setting a positive example for the region.
 
Christa Marie
I’ve always known Konye as the hub of cocoa production in Cameroon.Keeping the forest without destruction is best for environmental protection.Kudos to cocoa farmers there.
TheLightintheheart
Brilliant! Super well done to the people there!
98Zai
Yay! Something positive from greenpeace! We who live in constant environmental angst thank you for this tiny moodboost.
Laura G Photos and Film
Beautiful !! Very interesting ..
PeaceProfit
If this world truly desires peace, sustainability and progress it will begin to pay the COMPLETE cost of the energy and commodities it consumes…
Mbi Frank
wow I love my konye
brian whittle
A greenpeace video that’s not all doom and gloom, that’s a first
Penand_Paper
Or you could use natural pesticides, like onion juice with water…
Bacsa Illes Oliver
Spoon life is still better!
El Pedro
Just crap. This is a uneffective alternative to preverve the environment, just bcz if some guy with some money appears saying: Destroy the jungle, and I will pay 3 times more, believe on me the jungle will be destroyed. This model is only convinient to rich countries. The only way to preserve is creating hight productive areas using lot of workforce, pay descent salaries and puting a legal limit on economic activity, turning possible to reduce the pressure on natural resources. If this model is so good why I’m not seeing any greenpeace activist living on there? If someone disagree, try to live on same conditions.

48 Cargill interview: Cocoa sustainability focus

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24 jan. 2021

Confectionery Production magazine’s editor Neill Barston speaks exclusively to Kate Clancy, sustainability manager for Cargill, exploring key consumer confectionery trends, and discussing its major industry initiatives including its ongoing work tackling child labour, improved payments for farmers and due diligence focus. We also examine the company’s role with the 2021 World Confectionery Conference. * additional West African cocoa farming footage courtesy of Cargill.

49 Cocoa Farming in Ghana


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25 jul. 2014

50 – 1. The Journey of Cocoa Beans – from Ivory Coast to Chocolat Frey AG

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10 dec. 2018

In Ivory Coast thousands of smallholders earn a living growing cocoa. Among them are 500 farmers who produce cocoa beans for Chocolat Frey. The cocoa beans from West Africa have to travel a long way before they are turned into the finest chocolate creations in Switzerland.
 
We take you on a trip to West Africa. Learn more about the journey of cocoa beans – from Ivory Coast all the way to Chocolat Frey.

51 DOCUMENTARY: Adjeikrom Ghana’s Cocoa Haven


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10 apr. 2014

A documentary on Adjeikrom in the Eastern Region. A tourist attraction.

52 How the Chocolate Industry Still Profits from Child Labor | ENDEVR Documentary

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5 jan. 2022

How the Chocolate Industry Still Profits from Child Labor | Business documentary from 2019
 
In 2001, the lucrative chocolate industry, due to pressure from NGOs, committed itself to put an end to child labor in cacao plantations before 2006. But has that promise been kept? The Ivory Coast, the world’s largest cacao producer, made a real effort to eradicate this scourge on the country. They built schools and trained farmers. Television adverts even reminded populations that child labor is illegal. But further into isolated areas of the forest, at the end of near-impassable roads, Paul Moreira discovered child slaves, forced to work in plantations, their incomes often seized by traffickers. These child slaves are separated from their parents and sometimes resold onto other traffickers.
 
ENDEVR explains the world we live in through high-class documentaries, special investigations, explainers videos and animations. We cover topics related to business, economics, geopolitics, social issues and everything in between that we think are interesting.
 
 

53 Chocolate’s Darkest Secrets: A Bitter Reality | Cocoa Farming & Child Labour Documentary

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25 jan. 2022

In 2001, the lucrative chocolate industry, due to pressure from NGOs, committed itself to putting an end to child labour in cacao plantations before 2006. 18 years later, has that promise been kept? The Ivory Coast, the world’s largest cacao producer, made a real effort to eradicate this scourge on the country. They built schools and trained farmers. Television adverts even reminded populations that child labour is illegal. So why does child exploitation still exist? Further into isolated areas of the forest, at the end of near-impassable roads, Paul Moreira discovered child slaves, forced to work in plantations, their incomes often seized by traffickers. These child slaves are separated from their parents and sometimes resold onto other traffickers.

This film was first released in 2019.
 
Abi Brown
2 secs into watching and this its going to be a yummy documentary. children sold by their own parents and children working minimum 5 years for free I am speechless. I dont think I could last one hour working under those conditions let alone years-sad state of affairs, these children deserve so much more
Proserpina Laranjo
Please help them especially the children. They deserve more.
Sandra
This big Chocolate companies selling very expensive of their products and paying very little to the worker, Shame!!! 😡
 
OG-GREEN MACHINE
Capitalism ruins EVERYTHING😐
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33:29 someone please translate his answer
Proserpina Laranjo
May their government do something about the farmers welfare.
Onil Marte Navarroza
Those people attending that event in Davos are just plain hypocrites.
Addblue
Stop buying and promoting chocolate produced in Europe!

54 Ivory Coast to Paris – Chocolate around the World (Global Food – Full Documentary) | TRACKS

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18 mei 2018

From Paris to the Ivory Coast; from American chocolate factories to ancient Aztec recipes; taking a bite of chocolate may never be the same after you’ve seen this documentary. Filmmaker Michael Allcock, a multiple Gemini Award nominee for both writing and directing, is tracing the path of chocolate production and consumption across the globe, meeting the people whose lives are centered around and influenced by chocolate in very different ways.
 
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Bush Camping Tools
Brilliant work, great editing, great production!
Bush Camping Tools
Just imagine for one infinitesimal moment the sole manufacturing of chocolate stays within all the countries producing the beans LOL.
Bush Camping Tools
OMG 45:58 LMFAO!!!! This doc only gets better and better!!
Bush Camping Tools
The “home chocolate makers as apposed to “chocolatiers” , with cult status LOL
Bush Camping Tools
16:24 the naivety of this guy, thinking cocoa beans are “fair trade”. has he ever set foot on any cocoa plantation in the US of A or Australia, or Canada, Italy or Japan? because as examples, that would be fair trade growers LOL!
Bush Camping Tools
“Mycelium spores which are the mushroom spores” LOL, she failed basic biology/mycology and they are making chocolate??? “one of the plant matter” I think they have been breathing some of those pesticides! LOL!
Kelvin Lewis
The other parts were cool tho
Kelvin Lewis
Why does the Hershey sales woman sound like she’s reading from a script? Oh, because she is. Pity she couldn’t be authentic. Maybe it’s not possible to work them and be authentic

55 Candid Camera Classic: Gorgeous Teacher

10 jan. 2017

First girls, then boys, react to meeting their very attractive teacher.
 
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56 Disappearing Toilet Prank

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10 mei 2011

Old man in a wheelchair is watched over by good Samaritans while his caregiver uses the public toilet nearby. Just then, a giant truck passes by and suddenly the porta potty magically disappears right in front of their very eyes.
 
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