Angus Kennedy, a leading British chocolatier and editor of a trade journal, told Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper: “Chocolate producers are facing one of the biggest challenges to hit the industry in recent history. Supplies of sustainable cocoa are set to run out, it's that simple." He commented on the political situation, saying: "The Ivory Coast is a complete no-go area for cocoa traders as it's too dangerous, so training new farmers and trying to cut problems in the region is now, mostly impossible.” On reports of record price increases, he said: “Prices can't go up as it's reported because there basically isn't enough certified cocoa left to sell.” He added that: "Things could get nasty now as producers start to fight over the last stocks.”
Source: Breaking News English
chocoholic - people who are addicted to chocolate
stock up - to keep for future use
drought - shortage
run out - become used up, become lost
unrest - chaos, time of riots, demonstrations and protests
prompt - cause, become the reason
grower - farmer
chocolatier - a person, or sometimes company, making chocolate
no-go - a place not to be entered; a situation in which a planned operation cannot be carried out
nasty - offensive and malicious; unpleasant
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