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Cacao Plantations

Valrhona Builds School for Local Children in Dominican Republic

Regina Varolli | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Regina Varolli

The new Los Indios School House in Maria Trinidad Sanchez is just one example of Valrhona's growing commitment to corporate social responsibility and supporting local communities.

The Future of Chocolate

Maryam Henein | Posted 06.02.2013 | Taste
Maryam Henein

Unwrap the world of chocolate and things aren't always sweet. The cacao plant's legacy is ancient and complex, while the business surrounding it is bitter, messy and even ruthless. Its future, meanwhile, is both exciting and uncertain.

Valentine's Chocolate Please, Hold the Child Labor

Regina Varolli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Regina Varolli

The worst forms of child labor, even children that have been trafficked into slavery, are prevalent in the growing and harvesting of cacao in West Africa.