Ebola Threatens The World’s Chocolate Supply

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The ebola virus may be not just hitting our shores here in the U.S., but also our chocolate supply. The Ivory Coast is the world’s largest producer of cacao, the raw ingredient used in chocolate bars, cake, etc. Although the West African nation of about 20 million has yet to experience a single case of Ebola, the outbreak could raise prices.

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Ivory Coast shut down its borders with Liberia and Guinea, putting a major strain on the workforce needed to pick the cacao beans.