In talking with colleagues there are some concerns over the details of this story.
One of the biggest is that it's not clear what varieties of white cacao are being planted, with some reports suggesting that the varieties are being introduced from Ecuador, not being taken from local varieties.
If so, that's a pretty unfortunate decision. I will continue to ask questions and learn what I can.
Lutheran World Relief Launches the LWR Regional Cocoa Flavor Map of Small…
The Regional Cocoa Flavor Map is an online tool highlighting the unique profiles of cocoa produced by farmers in El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras. It is being unveiled at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris, Oct. 28 to Nov. 1.