The Environmental Impact of Chocolate
Delectable but destructive: Tracing chocolate’s environmental life cycle
Chocolate is a treat beloved across the world. But how much do we know about our favorite guilty pleasure’s environmental impacts?
A recent study, published in the journal Science Advances, sheds light on key ingredients that make their way into many chocolate products — often untraced, and possibly linked to deforestation in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
The study found that high volumes of cocoa, palm oil and soy — key ingredients used in bulk to make some of our chocolate favorites — are currently traded with little to no traceability via indirect supply chains.
Read more in the article below published by the Mongabay News and Inspiration from Nature’s Frontline, written by Sean Mowbray.