Today's article is about how organic chocolate and cocoa are gaining shares in the marketplace.
Your Chocolate Priestess thinks this article is well-balanced, pointing out many of the concerns on both sides of the organic debate but I want to restate a few points I've made previously.
Organic can mean a lot of things, legal definitions vary from nation to nation, sometimes between regions within nations as well. Organic is not the same as healthy or safe. As someone who suffers from many allergies I can witness that something which is organic may not be the best for me at all times.
However, since we use chocolate as part of our lives on many levels, both spiritual and mundane, we should be concerned about any potential damage done to the land where cocoa beans are grown and to the lives of those growing it. Often times, organic companies are also concerned with these issues so we should consider them when we buy and use chocolate products. But do so in an informed matter. Do not simply buy because it says "organic" but because you've looked into the company.
Sisters and Brothers, may you too take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.