Have you noticed that prices for cocoa powder and chocolate have gone up recently? One of the members of the Baker’s Dozen, San Francisco group was shocked when he priced a 4-1/2 pound pail of cacao recently.
Sticker shock should be no surprise. There’s a horrendous political standoff in Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) that began with elections in November, but that doesn’t appear to be getting any closer to resolution. Electricity and water were cut off to half the country recently and food shortages loom.
An article posted by Jaelith Judy in Care2.com explains part of