When looking at the global chocolate market, one could comment that it is a recession-proof commerce. Despite the troubled state of the global economy, the market for chocolate is still growing steadily, leading to the conclusion that chocolate is a small, affordable luxury which people still choose to indulge in.
The World Bank strives to eradicate hunger and extreme poverty by 2015, but this goal is in danger as a new food crisis is already looming for 2013. Failure to prevent a shortage and heightened food prices will prove detrimental, not only to underdeveloped regions, but also to the already weakened economies of the West. A new geopolitics of food has emerged. Continue reading →