Think You Know a Lot About Chocolate? [S-24-39]

Presenter:Sara Ashpole
Location: SLU: Griffiths Art Center 123
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Wed 1:00 PM 04/17

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Cocoa has been cultivated for centuries and today it's a much-loved indulgent confectionery. In this course, we 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 twenty-five years before the plant faces extinction from climate change. 

Sara Ashpole is an Associate Professor Environmental Studies and the past director of the Sustainability Program at St. Lawrence University. 

Cap: 50

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