Chocolate Production Threatened In West Africa

October 13, 2014 1:08 PM

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Chocolate Production Threatened In West Africa

The Ebola outbreak could affect chocolate prices and the World Cocoa Foundation is planning to announce the Coca Industry Response to Ebola Initiative Wednesday, Politico reported. The proposed plan would collect funds and donations from WCF members, such as Nestle and Mars, for the Red Cross and other charitable organizations working to stop the spread of Ebola in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

"As a member of the WCF and a supporter of the CocoaAction strategy, Mars is pleased to see the industry coming together to help organizations on the ground in the prevention and eradication of the Ebola virus," said Mars Inc. in a statement.

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