Another sobering quote from the article:
"Within a US$100 billion confectionary industry, roughly US$6 billion is paid to farmers—a figure [snip] contrasted with the US$15 billion distributed to governments as Value Added Taxes (VAT). The implications are staggering: more money goes toward paying taxes on cocoa and chocolate than to the farmers who spend years sustaining the crop."
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.