Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:00p -
Facebook Live via Cocoa Beantown
Boston, MA livestream
Food, History, Innovation, Kid Friendly, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, Virtual & Streaming
In June of 2019, the Washington Post published a piece entitled "Cocoa’s child laborers"--outlining how Mars, Nestle, and Hershey broke a decade's old promise to their consumers that they would cease to use child slave labor to source any of the cocoa that goes into their products. This revelation, to many chocolate aficionados and consumers, felt like a gut punch, forcing some difficult questions. What exactly does this mean? Do I have to give up chocolate? Should I stop buying any chocolate products whatsoever for the foreseeable future? We'll discuss this heavier chocolate issue in a way that makes it seems less overwhelming, so that you can feel more aware of this troubling issue. We'll also help you find real, actionable items that are attainable and sustainable, so you can become a more empowered consumer and help build towards a solution to this global issue.
Throughout the COVID-19 stay-at-home advisory, Cocoa Beantown is going virtual! Join us on our Facebook page for weekly livestreams featuring educational programming on a variety of chocolate topics, including Massachusetts chocolate history, the science of chocolate, chocolate and the environment, and more! These programs are family friendly and feature a host of interactive elements, allowing folks at home and hands-on learners to gain knowledge and have even more fun with live trivia for prizes, Q&A sessions, games, and more. These shows are put together to help educate and entertain while folks are stuck at home, but also to foster positive energy and provide some stress relief in this time of anxiety. If you attend our events and find that we helped you learn something, brought you a smile or a laugh, or just took your mind off things for a bit, please consider purchasing an e-ticket (or a few) to help support Cocoa Beantown as we are unable to host any of tours or tasting events during this time.
If you want to support Cocoa Beantown's virtual media program now, ongoing, or in the future, you can purchase a $5 ticket (or more) on our website! Thanks so much for your support and encouragement! http://www.cocoabeantown.com/