Save the Earth: 10 Reasons to Buy Better Chocolate

Date and time:
Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 07:30 p.m. EDT to
Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 08:30 p.m. EDT
Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 07:30 pm EDT to
Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 08:30 pm EDT

As students in Dr. Burks’ classes delve deeper into the world of chocolate, particularly the culture and science of artisan (or craft) chocolate, they learn about multiple disciplines beyond science and work to make connections. All cacao grows "at origin" within the equatorial belt (except for Hawaii) and the taste of the chocolate depends on where it grows, how the cacao gets fermented and the drying and packaging processes at origin. Most making and consuming of chocolate, however, occurs in the Global North creating considerable economic disparities. The business of making chocolate has roots in global history and raises questions about social justice and environmental conservation.