How Ghana's Illegal Gold Mining Affects Your Chocolate Supply

Ghana, one of the world's biggest producers of cocoa beans, is facing a crisis around dangerous and dirty galamsey, or informal, mining—which experts warn could derail its agriculture sector. Chinese investors who bring sophisticated equipment hopes of striking gold too sweet to pass, often excavate and use toxic chemicals on the plantations, leading to contaminated water, deforestation, and rise in violent crime.


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