In this episode of TheChocolateLifeLIVE we’ll be discussing the rising cost of cocoa.
Most of the outlets covering this story point to record high prices for cocoa this season. But is this actually true? Are the prices as high as they are purported to be? Historically high?
What does the current price of cocoa mean – and, importantly, how do farmers benefit, if at all? What impacts are hiding behind the raw numbers? Are there motives for reporting the story the way it is being reported?
As with almost everything in cocoa and chocolate, the answers are neither simple nor straightforward.
H/T Prof Paul McNamara of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a regular participant in ChocolateLifeLIVE episodes for his comments on a recent call that inspired me to take a closer look at this topic.
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