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We are proud to present one of the top education programs in the world for chocolate lovers from all walks of life. Chocolate Lovers Unite (!) at Smith Cove Cruise Terminal, Pier 91 in Seattle, Washington for a weekend packed with world-class workshops on chocolate! 
Sunday, November 13 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Cacao and forest conservation. Is it possible?

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The modern mythology of cacao has been that it's an inherently "climate smart" crop--one that magically enhances local biodiversity and forestation. However...the sad truth is that cacao development over the course of the 20th and early 21st centuries has contributed to an overall decimation of tropical forests throughout the tropical world. This talk is a cold-blooded assessment of cacao's problematic past role in deforestation, but also an optimistic view of how it truly *does* have a potential place in creating viable, long-term, and economically stable agroforestry systems.

Speakers
avatar for Seneca Klassen

Seneca Klassen

Founder and Chocolate Grower, Lonohana Chocolate
Seneca Klassen has the unusual distinction of being both a farmer and a chocolate maker. He brings a decade of knowledge about sourcing, propagating seedlings and farming cacao in Hawaii, as well as crafting award-winning small batch fine chocolate. He was co-founder of Bittersweet... Read More →


Sunday November 13, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Cacao Origins Room

Attendees (9)