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Will there be a chocolate drought in 2014?

ChocolateThe world is facing a chocolate drought, an expert has warned.The warning is prompted by fears that the world’s supply of sustainable cocoa could run out by 2014.Political unrest in the Ivory Coast, where 40 per cent of the world’s cocoa beans are grown, has ”significantly” depleted the number of certified fair trade cocoa farmers.Many have fled the West ­African country, while fair trade training programmes have also come to a halt.The situation is already affecting chocolate manufacturers, who are facing the highest cocoa prices for over 30 years.

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