What does having a PhD in Chocolate mean? Find out with Dr. Kristy Leissle, this week’s guest on Straight From the Source, hosted by Clay Gordon. Dr. Leissle and Clay talk about the inequality and social justice issues behind chocolate production. Learn how government plays a role in bean to bar operations in West Africa and how the land and economy have interacted historically in the region. Discover more about the truth behind fair trade and hear about the steps being taken to help ensure farmers.
“Every year I have 40-45 undergraduate students who have now become chocolate experts. I’ve seen them go out and do more in the chocolate world. It’s exciting to see these undergraduates become leaders in their own right.”
–Dr. Kristy Leissle on Straight From the Source