Jose cuts cacao pods from the tree by USAID_IMAGES
Extracting the cacao beans after harvest by USAID_IMAGES
From beans to chocolate at Casa Luker by USAID_IMAGES
Chocolate bars by USAID_IMAGES

Cacao plants accumulating Lead and Cadmium

high cadmium levels found in chocolate

Table chocolate is produced using cacao beans, which is third in the world market of raw materials after sugar and coffee. Researchers at Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia felt the need to conduct a study, so as to be able to find out the concentration of cadmium in products such as table chocolate, which is produced and consumed greatly at the regional and national levels in Colombia.

Spoken by: Pamela Neuwirth

Image credit

All images by USAID_IMAGES is licensed with CC BY-NC 2.0.




~ toxic stories