Chocolate trade instability

As a result of the European Union decision in 1997 that vegetable fats other than cocoa butter can be used in products called chocolate, it is predicted that the demand for cacao seeds could fall by between 125,000 and 200,000 tonnes, reducing farmers' incomes by about a fifth.
Chocolate shortage
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
31.12.1997 – 00:00 CET