Organic chocolate — a product of truly basic labour
These photos were selected by Leslie Savage with the permission of Vivani Chocolate, www.vivani.de. While the cacao tree is a New World tree it has been exported and planted in tropical areas throughout the world. Much of the world’s chocolate now comes from Africa but several countries in Central and South America remain important exporters, especially of organic cacao.
The photos below will give you some idea of the process by which the chocolate in your mug, or your cookies or you favourite bar is harvested.