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By Deema Zein, Julia Griffin
The chocolate industry has a dark side: almost 1.6 million children work -- illegally -- in the cocoa growing regions of Ghana and Ivory Coast. Tony’s Chocoloneley, a quirky but popular chocolate brand in The Netherlands, is on a mission…
By Megan Thompson, Joan Martelli
More chocolate is sold in the U.S. than any other country in the world, the majority coming from Ivory Coast and Ghana. A new book, "Cocoa," examines the politics that go into its production with an analysis of power and…
By PBS NewsHour
The Easter holiday brings in the largest share of seasonal candy sales in the U.S. -- more than $2.3 billion last year. A mainstay of American Easter baskets, Cadbury is a British company that is licensed in the U.S. by…
Nestlé USA announced on Tuesday, its removal of all artificial flavors and FDA- certified colors including red and yellow from their chocolate candies.
By Jasmine Wright
By Santi Falcone
With Ebola inducing fears about West Africa's cocoa supply, truffle maker Santi Falcone is paying agribusiness giant Cargill more than he ever has for chocolate. And because he just signed a one-year contract, the pinch Falcone is feeling won't let…
The devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa has also had an economic toll for the region, which is home to most of the world's cocoa production. In the U.S., chocolate prices are rising. But is it because there has been…
By David Martin
Days before Halloween, the price of cocoa, and therefore chocolate bars, is up. But Ebola isn't actually threatening the cocoa supply in West Africa, says commodities trader David Martin. Instead, the market is reacting to human fears, and for traders…
By Jordan Vesey
Swiss chocolate giant Lindt & Spruengli agreed on a billion-dollar deal to buy U.S. candy maker Russell Stover. The partnership makes Lindt the third largest chocolate maker in North America behind Hershey and Mars, owning 7.9 percent of the market.
In celebration of Valentines Day, Rita Dove reads her poem, "Chocolate."…
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