Ebola Fears Affect the Price of Chocolate
Though there's no chance you'll get Ebola from eating a chocolate bar, you may find chocolate prices have spiked because of it. Chocolate suppliers have been met with higher cocoa prices because of Ebola fears. Ivory Coast and Ghana produce more than half of the world's chocolate and they are next door to Ebola-affected Liberia and Guinea. The fear is that Ebola will spread to the countries and cocoa farmers will scatter to avoid exposure to the virus, leaving cocoa fruits unpicked. The Ivory Coast has locked its land borders in hopes of calming fears.
By Jordan Moses
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