"We always say that we are crazy about chocolate but serious about people. It's a really serious mission that were trying to achieve."
Women in The Food Industry's co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, chatted to Nicola Matthews UK and Ireland Marketing Manager of Tony’s Chocolonely who are working toward 100% slave-free chocolate. Tony’s was started in Amsterdam by a group of journalists who were researching a TV show called Food Unwrapped. They delved into the food industry to try to uncover some of the more shady things in different food supply chains. When they investigated cocoa and chocolate they discovered there were 2.1 million children who work illegally on cocoa farms in Ghana and the Ivory Coast, which is where 60% of our cocoa comes from.
James Haywood from OpenKitchen made part of the interview into a short podcast where you can hear Nicola discuss Tony’s story and mission to make the chocolate industry a fairer place, who she finds inspiring in the food and business world and how she markets the product with no above the line advertising.
You can find out more by visiting Women in The Food Industry's Podcast Interview with Nicola Matthews here.