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Nov 21, 2014

Network Front | The Guardian: The cocoa crisis: why the world’s stash of chocolate is melting away

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The cocoa crisis: why the world's stash of chocolate is melting away
Nov 21st 2014, 15:37, by Tamasin Ford, Jonathan Vit, Rupert Neate, Tania Branigan and Emine Saner

It's the world's favourite sweet treat – and this week one of the industry's biggest players warned that supplies could soon be running low. Guardian writers around the world report on the causes of the problem, from disease and crop failure to the rise of the chocolate crisp

If you're looking for a place to start telling the story of chocolate, you could do worse than head to Abengourou, in the east of Ivory Coast, the world's biggest cocoa producer. Farmers have been growing cocoa for generations here – but, in a week of fresh warnings of a global shortage by 2020, they say that their livelihood is far from easy.

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