Read more about the problems of cacao production in rainforest areas. Click the links below for the following articles:

Slaves Feed World's Taste for Chocolate, Captives common in cocoa farms of Africa, Sudarsan Raghavan and Sumana Chatterjee, Knight Ridder News Service, June 24, 2001.
The groundbreaking article by Knight Ridder investigative journalists that exposed the use of slavery in the cacao plantations of West Africa and caused a major reaction by activists and the chocolate industry.

Drissa, Free the Slaves.
Drissa, a boy born in Mali, was a slave on a cacao plantation in Ivory Coast.

Chocolate and Slavery: Child Labor in Cote d'Ivoire, Samlanchith Chanthavong, TED Case Studies, Trade and Environment Database, American University, 2002.
Slavery in the chocolate industry.

The Bitterness in the Sweet Taste of Chocolate, Rebekkah Zimmermann, Immaculate High School, Child Slave Labor News, January 2003
Child slave labor in the chocolate industry.

Mali's Children in Chocolate Slavery, Humphrey Hawksley, BBC, April, 2001.

Bittersweet Chocolate, Murray MacAdam, Sustainable Times, October, 2003.
Article about slave labor in the chocolate industry and the potential solution of Fair Trade.

Chocolate Could Bring the Forest Back, Chris Bright, Worldwatch Magazine, Worldwatch Institute, November/December 2001.
The cocoa plant, which thrives below the forest canopy in this biodiversity hotspot, could be the key to preserving one of the world's most threatened areas, revitalizing a faltering industry and creating new livelihood opportunities for many of Brazil's poor.

Endangered Chocolate:
The botanical battle to save an ancient flavor
, Patricia Gadsby, Discover
, August 2002

Cocoa: A Harvest to Save the Forest, Fred Pearce and Michel Schneider (UNEP), American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment.
Article about the potential of cocoa to be a reforestation agent in Cameroon.