Michael Sacco is a technologist, writer and chocolatier. He founded ChocoSol, an artisanal chocolate company which he as termed a learning community social enterprise promoting the diversity of production of organic cacao through a structure defined as horizontal trade. Rather than sell commodities, says Michael, ChocoSol extends symbolic invitations: The chocolate is an expression and vehicle for our dignity, creativity and learning.
Honoured as Toronto Food Policy Councils Local Food Hero in September 2009, he believes in open-source learning and building, and has been designing green production systems using solar power, pedal power, and waste diversion and upcycling techniques. ChocoSols bicycle-powered chocolate grinders earned it the title of Torontos Best New Bicycle Business in 2008.