Ritter Sport has taken a step towards securing its supply chain by setting up a huge cocoa plantation in Guatemala based on sustainable methods. This year will see the first modest harvest.
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.
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.
Stereotypical images of German bread, beer and sausages have begun to fade in Japan as imports of fine wines, quality meat and high-end chocolate and cocoa products rise. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
While there has been much recent focus on mass species extinction, a new report shows food staples like coffee and chocolate could also be under threat. But greater agricultural biodiversity can save them.
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