Chocolate: A Guilty Pleasure?


The social justice advocacy organization Avaaz is campaigning to influence chocolate manufacturers, asking them to end trade with Ivory Coast, which reportedly supplies 40% of the world's cocoa. As of this writing, over 111,000 people have signed onto an action request which will be delivered to CEO of Nestlé Paul Bulcke, will co-chair the Davos World Economic Forum, January 26 - 30, 2011.

Former President Laurent Gbagbo lost democratic elections in November, 2010, but clings to power by the force of a loyal military. Pundits and political leaders fear the country could soon spiral into an all-out civil war.