Adam Tooze: How China and India Could Transform the Chocolate Business
A rise in worldwide consumption would test an industry built largely on exploitation.
People around the world eat about 7 million metric tons of chocolate every year. But chocolate isn’t just a sweet way to end a meal or a potential present for a loved one. It’s also a $128 billion annual business that offers a window into international commodity trading, colonial history, and the consumption habits of emerging markets.
Cameron Abadi is a deputy editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @CameronAbadi
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