The Nacional cocoa bean strain is 5300 years old and very rare. Cocoa grower Servio Pachard has built his future on it, because the Nacional's aroma is so special. It's used to create the most expensive chocolate in the world.
A crashed tanker truck carrying liquid chocolate has turned a section of a Polish highway into "a huge chocolate bar." Officials clearing up the mess said dealing with the solidified chocolate was "worse than snow."
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.
A new study from the University of Manchester suggests it may be hard to be both a British environmentalist and a chocolate lover. Massive water usage, greenhouse gases and packaging have a huge impact.
Deforestation to make way for cocoa plantations is having a devastating impact on spider monkeys. But a conservation project in the Ecuadorian rainforest is helping farmers to change their ways.
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