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Bumper crop of cocoa is no sweet deal for African farmers

Apr 17, 2017
Seventy percent of cocoa comes from West Africa, where a surplus means lower prices for growers.
An agricultural worker picks cocoa pods in the Ivory Coast village of Akati.

Is there a global chocolate shortage coming?

Jun 7, 2016
Exporters are taking issue with a recent batches of cocoa beans, an important ingredient in chocolate.
Chocolates are assembled into a gift box at a New York City shop in 2007. Demand for cocoa beans, a main chocolate ingredient, has been high for many years, but the supply continues to suffer. 
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