Growing Cacao + Feeling Good About it

Growing Cacao + Feeling Good About it


by Shannon Sims


"Looking for guilt-free chocolate? Well, maybe there’s no such thing, but if you source it to Brazil’s Bahia state, chances are good that you at least won’t be contributing to the destruction of tropical forestland.

That’s because an old method of growing cacao underneath the ancient trees has suddenly become new again, and it’s actually helping to preserve Brazil’s most endangered forest..."


Shannon Sims is a freelance journalist writing for Foreign Policy, Ozy, and NPR on culture, Brazil, and the environment. She attended ESTC '13 and '14 and found that the conferences were remarkably successful in gathering the people she was interested in meeting.


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