This post is sponsored by A Fresh Look but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
When asked, “What is the one food you can’t live without?”, my reply is always CHOCOLATE…always! I can’t imagine what I’d do if one day, chocolate was in such short supply or even worse, non-existent. I personally like a bit of chocolate on Valentines Day, and that idea of a world without chocolate to me would be equivalent to the “just take me now”. Thankfully chocolate on Valentine’s day will be protected by practices like GMO farming.
Sadly, that is the current path we’re on if we don’t make some farming changes. By the year 2050, chocolate may become extinct.
Let’s change that path with A Fresh Look at GMO farming, yes I’m talking about GMOs as part of keeping chocolate one of the “food groups” in our world. I have recently found out about Ethos Chocolate, a velvety rich and stunning chocolate. Bringing chocolate a hope and a future by using GMO farming.
A Fresh Look is a non-profit cooperative that is led and funded by family farmers. What do they want us to know? They want to make us aware of the benefits that GMO farming can give us, which will allow us to make better-informed choices when purchasing food. As an effort to create awareness of the impact that GMO farming makes, they created this delicious Ethos Chocolate.
Are you unsure of what all of this GMO farming means? So many are, and I was as well, then I started taking a closer look at GMO farming. It basically refers to the most precise way to cultivate crops with all of the positive traits that are happening in nature elsewhere. Pest-resistant! Yes, a huge yes to that, plus GMO farming also helps crops to become amazingly resilient to drought. In fact, GMO crops use less water, less use of insecticides, less use of energy and incredibly fewer climate emissions. all while giving us a higher yield in crops. All better for our environment.
People have been cross-breeding crops for centuries creating better and tastier crops, now we can hone in and keep those tasty crops coming for many, many years to come even with global warming and a booming population. Worried about the health of it all, in study after study, they have found zilch health concerns between GMO farming or non-GMO farming, no allergy or cancer worries there.
In other words, chocolate for Valentine’s day and every other day of the year will be here to stay thanks to GMO farming innovations.
Go to Ethos Chocolate website and send the chocolates to family or friends for free before 2/10/19 for delivery on Valentine’s Day!
Here’s the story behind each of these decadent chocolates:
My favorite, The Optimist or cacao, it’s smooth, earthy yet a hint of fruity all from the cacao bean. Because of the change in climate, this irreplaceable bean could see its end, some say even by the year 2050, but as the name indicates, that’s not the end of the sought after cacao bean. With GMO farming, the cacao trees that have been struggling can now be protected. The Optimist was made from cacao trees in the Dominican Republic that uses GMO farming!
I was surprised by this beauty, The Survivor, a hint of papaya flavor mixed into rich chocolate. The flavor is just slightly sweet, and blend beautifully in this chocolate bar. The papaya is a survivor, hence the name of this chocolate bar. Did you know that Hawaii’s Rainbow papaya almost disappeared for good in the early 2000s? Thanks to GMO’s, these lovely papayas made a comeback, and now you can celebrate with them in The Survivor!
My daughter couldn’t stop enjoying The Hero, an orange flavored decadent chocolate. You may have heard of the dilemma in the sunshine state of Florida, or noticed that citrus is a bit pricier, this is due to a citrus disease that is impacting Florida’s zesty beauties. With GMO’s, these citrus groves could have a fighting chance and we could enjoy them for many years to come.
My sons both loved the apple flavored chocolate bars, The Trendsetter. A subtle blend of a crisp apple paired perfectly with gorgeous chocolate. Thanks to farming, the GMO way, we can start enjoying apples that stay fresh for longer, without having to throw any out, this means less waste in a society where we as Americans average a pound of food waste per day.