06 May 1998
Pests prompt organic Mars bars
CONFECTIONERY company Mars signalled a move towards more organic methods of farming cocoa beans as a world shortage is threatened because of disease and insect attack on cocoa farms.
Only cotton production uses more agrochemicals than the cocoa industry. Experts claim that production will have to concentrate on smaller farms where cacao trees can flourish next to larger trees, in whose shade the crop thrives. The industry played down a chocolate price hike and shortage
- The Times 06/05/98 page 6
- The Daily Telegraph 06/05/98 page 9