Think You Know a Lot about Chocolate? [S-23-37]

Presenter:Sara Ashpole
Location: SLU: Griffiths Art Center 123
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Tue 2:00 PM 03/07
Status: Course Update: Course #37 will meet in Griffiths 123 Harlan H. Holladay Lecture Hall on Tuesday, March 7 at 2 pm.
Course Update: Course #37 has been cancelled.

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Cocoa has been cultivated for centuries and today it’s a much loved indulgent confectionery. In this course, we will explore the interdisciplinary nature of chocolate and sustainability. Chocolate is art, music, film, literature, spiritual, medicinal, culinary, commodity, injustice, environment and science. Historians shed light on how chocolate changed the world. Economists show a greedy consumer-driven global chocolate market estimated at 139 billion USD, which might just vanish as scientists estimate there are less than 25 years before the plant faces extinction from climate change.

Sara Ashpole, a chocolate enthusiast, came to SLU in Fall 2013 and is an Associate Professor, chair of Environmental Studies, and past Faculty Director of the Sustainability Program (2019-2022).

Cap: 50

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