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Chocolate Pioneers Eye Vietnam for Cocoa Production

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February 9, 2014
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As demand for high-quality chocolate rises globally -- particularly in emerging markets -- the industry is eyeing communist Vietnam as a new supplier. Video provided by AFP


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Ebola-Hit Sierra Leone's Late Cocoa Leaves Bitter Taste

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