Your chocolate purchase will impact population growth, for better or worse

A graph shows various predictions for human population growth until 2100. The most expected outcome is for the population to peak around 10 billion and then stabilize or decline before 2100. With improved family planning resources, the population may peak below 9 billion and drop to below current levels (8 billion) by 2100. Projections of the human global population to 2100. This is part of a GSP post examining the link between chocolate and population growth.

A growing human population threatens to place a burden our planet. Extreme poverty is a root cause of unsustainable population growth and is driven in part by commodity markets. That’s why it’s best to avoid multinational companies that rely on commodity markets and support chocolate companies that work directly with farmers.