Chocolate, the enemy of Peru

What doesn’t kill you makes you fat…… in this case it seems that the wise Spanish proverb should be updated since, as they explain to us from World Resources Institute chocolate is capable of both giving the scale more work and “killing” the environment. The reason; The unbridled and growing consumption of this good gradually diminishes the Amazon jungles of Peru.

Since cocoa production passed in the 1990s from African to Latin American fields, it has seen its volume increase up to 5 times. Deforestation begins to expand uncontrollably and seems to be something that seriously worries environmentalists on the continent.

Graphic: World Resources Institute