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Failing Ghana cocoa harvest drives global prices higher
ENCHI, Ghana/LONDON - A poor cocoa harvest in Ghana has left the world's number two producer struggling to fulfill sales contracts and is driving up the price of the commodity on global markets.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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African cocoa a golden ticket for Tanzania chocolate factory
DAR ES SALAAM - Jaki Kweka is that rare breed of gourmet chocolatier. She makes fine chocolate in Africa using local African ingredients. Other African companies such as Ghana's Golden Tree use local cocoa but import milk powder and sugar. Multinationals such as Nestle mass produce chocolate in South Africa for the continent's consumers and source ingredients globally.
Friday, April, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Cash-strapped Ivorian farmers struggle to ready next cocoa crop
ABIDJAN - Poor weather has resulted in a small, low-quality cocoa crop in several of Ivory Coast's top growing regions, cutting farmers' earnings and leaving them struggling to prepare for next season, they said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, May, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Sluggish economy weighs on cocoa demand in Europe
Cocoa demand is likely to remain depressed this year as high bean prices make processing less profitable and put pressure on chocolate makers to shrink bar sizes or use cheaper alternative ingredients such as vegetable oils in products.
Tuesday, February, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Venezuela curbs cocoa exports, irking Japanese, Swiss chocolatiers
CARACAS - Venezuela's flavorful cocoa, coveted centuries ago by pirates and now a darling of specialty producers, will not be enriching foreign chocolate bars any time soon.
Sunday, April, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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EU-based cocoa contracts might offer cost savings for processors
LONDON — New euro-denominated cocoa futures might have the backing of processors operating in the currency zone, but will struggle to survive against well-established sterling and dollar contracts, market sources say.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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ADM scaling back global sugar trading
U.S. agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland Co. is scaling back its global sugar trading operations and the London-based head of that business, Alberto Peixoto, has left the company, trade sources said.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - - News

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Raw sugar down 3 pct on weak Brazil real, arabica at 7-week low
NEW YORK - Raw sugar futures on ICE tumbled 3 percent on Monday, pressured by the weak currency in Brazil, the world's biggest sugar producer, while arabica coffee fell to a seven-week low after an influential trade house raised a key crop forecast.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Resource pressures could spark conflicts with global impact
Illegal deforestation in Southeast Asia, conflicts over water in the Nile Basin and China’s growing dependence on South American food are some of the resource challenges facing emerging nations with the potential to cause strife, a risk analysis group warns.
Thursday, February, 05, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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El Niño near-certain to last through summer
The El Niño climate phenomenon is almost certain to last through the Northern Hemisphere summer, the U.S. weather forecaster said, raising the chance of heavy rain in the southern United States as well as South America, and scorching heat in Asia that could devastate crops of thirsty food staples like rice.
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - - News

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Higher chocolate prices help Mondelez beat profit estimates
Mondelez International Inc, the maker of Cadbury chocolate and Oreo cookies, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit helped by cost cuts and price increases.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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The rhythm of chore season
TOWNER, N.D. — A friend of ours was visiting for a couple of days recently, so I extended the courtesy that I usually extend to our honored guests — the chance to help with chores. You know, get out in the cold and the wind, cut some twine off the hay bales, carry a few feed buckets.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Ending an era, CME Group to shutter most futures pits
The world’s largest futures market operator will shutter almost all of its open-outcry futures pits by July 2, ringing the closing bell on a once-raucous tradition that has been in decline since the rise of computerized trading.
Thursday, February, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather centers to arm Central Africa's farmers against climate shifts
YAOUNDE, Cameroon - For many of the past five years, Marthe Efoulan, a 42-year-old farmer in Meyomessala, in southern Cameroon, has been fooled into planting her crops too soon.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Moscow bans Western food imports
Moscow banned imports of most food from the West on Aug. 7 in retaliation against sanctions over Ukraine, a stronger-than-expected measure that isolates Russian consumers from world trade to a degree unseen since Soviet days.
Friday, August, 08, 2014 - - News

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Eating sugar may fuel cravings for more by quieting stress
Eating sugar may quiet stress signals in the brain, leading some people to seek comfort by consuming more sweets and making the habit very hard to break, a small study suggests.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather centers to arm Central Africa's farmers against climate shifts
For many of the past five years, Marthe Efoulan, a 42-year-old farmer in Meyomessala, in southern Cameroon, has been fooled into planting her crops too soon.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - - News

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