June 25th, 2018
Arizona State University, Tempe Campus, Tempe, AZ, USA
Join us for an event that will focus on the impact that climate change is already having on the chocolate industry and how these issues will develop in the future as the effects of climate change continue to worsen. The primary topics to be discussed will be 1) prolonged droughts further reducing/shifting cocoa yields 2) the numerous products that rely on the cocoa plant 3) how consumers will respond to higher prices 4) if higher prices will raise awareness about climate issues and encourage broader changes in consumption.
Panelists and speakers include:
Lauren Chenarides, Assistant Professor, Morrison School of Agribusiness, Arizona State University
Jim Elitzak, Co-owner, Zak's Chocolate
Lauren Kuby, Tempe City Councilwoman
Time: 6 – 7:30 pm ET