The price of cocoa beans has fallen by $1,000 in just one year after record harvests. Growing stockpiles are adding further strain on plantations in Africa.
For the consumer it's sweet, for the farmer more bitter – the global price of cocoa fell in the last year and many producers are feeling the strain.
Major chocolate companies have agreed a statement of "collective intent" to work towards an end to deforestation. The UK's heir to the throne Prince Charles has been actively involved.
Ivory Coast is the world’s biggest cocoa producer but for a long time it couldn’t process the cocoa beans into chocolate. But that, as they say, is history, while "Made in Ivory Coast" is the future.
During the Easter season people around the world will celebrate by consuming millions of chocolate bunnies and eggs. But where does all this chocolate come from? Hint: It's not really the Easter Bunny.
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