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Ivory Coast convicts eight for violating government cocoa price

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Eight people have been convicted in Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa grower, of buying cocoa beans below the government-guaranteed price during the current mid-crop harvest, the Coffee and Cocoa Council said. Full story

The cocoa trade

   Cocoa is rose over 2.5 percent in 1 week, and hit a 4-week high on Friday. Alan Knuckman, Trading Advantage, explains how he is using options to profit from the commodity's move.

Exclusive: Cargill explores purchase of ADM's cocoa unit - source

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cargill Inc <CARG.UL>, one of the world's leading cocoa traders, has explored the possibility of buying Archer Daniels Midland Co's <ADM.N> cocoa business, a source familiar with the situation said, a purchase that would create a global giant in the sector. Full story

Home remedy death puts mom in hot water

   Somali immigrant faces charges in daughter's death after treating her burns with cocoa butter mixed with powdered acetaminophen. KPRC's Jennifer Bauer reports.

'Healthier' chocolates gives U.S. cocoa demand a shot in the arm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In an increasingly diet-conscious nation where the amount of chocolate candy sold has tumbled in recent years, a niche segment of the U.S. market is taking off: so-called "healthier" chocolate. Full story

Like Hot Chocolate? Drink it in an Orange Cup

Before snuggling up to a warm fire with a hot cup of cocoa this winter, you may want to take a second look at the cup holding the chocolate. The warm beverage may taste more flavorful in an orange cup or cream-colored cup, a new study suggests. Full story

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A destroyed cocoa shop signboard is seen in the rubble of the village Baleko-Niegre
A destroyed cocoa shop signboard is seen in the rubble of the village Baleko-Niegre

A destroyed cocoa shop signboard is seen in the rubble of the village Baleko-Niegre, located in a protected forest about 70 km from the city of Sassandra, south western Ivory Coast June 16, 2013. The Ivory Coast is clearing tens of thousands of cocoa farmers from protected forests, threatening expo

Displaced cocoa farmers from the village of Baleko-Niegre leave with their belongings
Displaced cocoa farmers from the village of Baleko-Niegre leave with their belongings

Displaced cocoa farmers from the village of Baleko-Niegre leave with their belongings, in a protected forest about 70 km from the city of Sassandra, south western Ivory Coast June 16, 2013. The Ivory Coast is clearing tens of thousands of cocoa farmers from protected forests, threatening exports fr

Displaced cocoa farmers from the village of Baleko-Niegre stand with their belongings
Displaced cocoa farmers from the village of Baleko-Niegre stand with their belongings

Displaced cocoa farmers from the village of Baleko-Niegre stand with their belongings in a protected forest about 70 km from the city of Sassandra, south western Ivory Coast June 16, 2013. The Ivory Coast is clearing tens of thousands of cocoa farmers from protected forests, threatening exports fro

A displaced cocoa farmer from the village of Baleko-Niegre stands near his belongings
A displaced cocoa farmer from the village of Baleko-Niegre stands near his belongings

A displaced cocoa farmer from the village of Baleko-Niegre stands near his belongings in a protected forest about 70 km from the city of Sassandra, south western Ivory Coast June 16, 2013. The Ivory Coast is clearing tens of thousands of cocoa farmers from protected forests, threatening exports fro