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.

Coronavirus may be our best chance to save the planet.

A civet (the animal that transmitted the SARS virus to humans) looking out from a tree on the left. On the right is a pangolin (the animal originally thought to have transmitted the virus that causes COVID-19 to humans) being released from a cage into the wild.

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably approaching burn out on Coronavirus articles by now. Well, prepare yourself for more, from COVID-19’s impact on the economy to fluffy social media posts about how we are changing the way we work and live (Look how my hair has changed after two months of isolation! ). But … Continue reading Coronavirus may be our best chance to save the planet.