Making the World Better Through Chocolate
is an article that appeared on BusinessWeek.com on February 8th. In addition to my being quoted, other sources include Frederick Schilling of Dagoba and Steve DeVries.
From the article
, "Dagoba's Schilling, who is also on the forefront of the fair-trade movement, admits the certification process is complex, and even precarious at times. "You can't just have one system that applies to every situation," Schilling says. "But if you go back to the most important question: Are things happening for the better? Definitely."
"To satisfy your sweet tooth as well as your conscience, it may be simpler to follow DeVries' advice: "Buy the best-tasting chocolate you can," he says. "Chocolate that tastes good has to be well grown, and that means the whole production chain is good.""
One blogger responds with, " ... My commentary: Stop trying to green everything! Or rather, green all you want, but leave chocolate alone. Ask yourselves this: Is a rain forest-laden world worth it if we must give up chocolate?"
What are your thoughts?