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    chocolocateteam — 1 year ago

    Choco-locate Media was lucky enough to interview Raw Food Guru, David Wolfe!! Michael Allcock, the Director of Semisweet: Life in Chocolate took some time out of his busy shooting schedule to sit down with David and get the dirt on a raw food lifestyle and why chocolate rocks!

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    Michael: Why is it called The Food of the Gods?

    DAVID WOLFE: The term 'the food of the gods' is originally derived from the Aztecs, who derived it from the Mayans, who derived it from the Olmecs, and the original inhabitants of central Mexico, southern Mexico, Chiapas, and even Central America. Nobody's really sure, where that term was derived from. But when Lanais, the great scientist who categorized all our plants and animals developed the Latin binomial system of scientific categorization. When he got a hold of chocolate, he decided to give it the name 'Theobroma' as a genus. 'Theo' meaning 'god' and 'broma' meaning 'food' in Greek. So Theo broma cacao. Cacao, the food of the gods. So he had gotten wind of this idea as well. And when you eat cacao, especially when it's in that form, (it's original food) you get that feeling that this must be something from heaven. That this must be something that was brought here by god to help us to live more harmoniously and with a lot more fun in our hearts.

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When award winning filmmaker Lalita Krishna was in Silver Springs, Maryland, pitching PBS on her new documentary "Semi-sweet," she found herself in a mall looking for some of the sweet stuff to take to the meeting. That's when she had a "light-bulb moment" about the perfect "transmedia" extension to her documentary about "the world of chocolate," which she was proposing to shoot at locations in Africa, Europe, the US and Canada. To read more click here.

Semisweet on the Radio

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Semisweet in the Press

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'Film tells the not-so-sweet side of chocolate'

What do you think of when you think of chocolate? Decadence? Dieting? An industry rife with exploitation and labour abuses?

Toronto director Michael Allcock offers a peek at the various sides of chocolate in the new documentary Semisweet: Life In Chocolate, airing on TVO on June 6. The film tells four stories – of Ron Obadia and Nadine Artemis, two raw food enthusiasts; of employees who live and work in Hershey, Pa., known as “The Sweetest Place on Earth” and more. To read more click here.

Did you know?

Chocolate is rich in phenolics, the same heart protective antioxidants found in wine. Indulgence? I call it self preservation!

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