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Entrepreneurs sort cocoa beans on a tray at Cacao de Origen, a school founded by Maria Di Giacobbe to train Venezuelan women in the making of premium chocolate. Zeina Alvarado (left) later found work in a bean-to-bar production facility in Mexico. Courtesy of Cacao de Origen hide caption

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Thieves made off with a refrigerated trailer packed with Nutella, Kinder Surprise eggs and other treats in Neustadt, Germany. Allison Hare/Flickr hide caption

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Eating Chocolate, A Little Each Week, May Lower The Risk Of A Heart Flutter

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Farmer Georges Kouamé Koffi holding two cocoa pods. Chocolate is made from the almond-sized cocoa beans contained in the pods. Alex Duval Smith for NPR hide caption

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A Dip In Global Prices Creates Cocoa Crisis For Ivory Coast's Farmers

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Cacao pods ready for harvest at the Loiza Dark Chocolate farm. Courtesy of Loiza Dark Chocolate hide caption

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Reviving Puerto Rico's Cocoa Farms, Centuries After Hurricanes Destroyed Them

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New York City restaurant Serendipity 3 makes the "Quintessential Grilled Cheese Sandwich," made with gold leaf, accompanied by the gold-adorned South African Lobster & San Marzano Tomato Bisque, for sandwich-dipping, of course. Courtesy of Liz Steger hide caption

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People walk past the entrance of the parking garage where reporter Bob Woodward held late night meetings with Deep Throat, his Watergate source who later turned out to be Mark Felt, the FBI's former No. 2 official. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Thousands Of Toys Wash Ashore On German Island

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Researchers are recruiting volunteers to participate in a four-year study trial of cocoa extract. Half of the participants will take capsules containing about as much cocoa extract as you'd get from eating about 1,000 calories of dark chocolate. Dennis Gottlieb/Getty Images hide caption

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A Chocolate Pill? Scientists To Test Whether Cocoa Extract Boosts Health

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A blogger recently accused Mast Brothers of using industrial chocolate in their bars when it first started, contradicting the chocolate company's bean-to-bar narrative. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Cocoa pods in Ivory Coast, one of the world's top producers of cocoa. Climate models suggest that West Africa, where much of the world's cocoa is grown, will get drier, which could affect supply. Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Big Food Feels Threat Of Climate Change, Companies Speak Up

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A piece of cacao cut open to reveal its fruit. The seeds, in particular, hidden at the center of the fruit, are a key ingredient in chocolate production. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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For 3-D food printers, chocolate is a good material to start with, because it's fairly simple to make it liquid inside the printer cartridge and solid once it drops out. Courtesy of Smart Gastronomy Lab, University of Liège hide caption

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There's a growing body of evidence suggesting that compounds found in cocoa beans, called polyphenols, may help protect against heart disease. Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chocolate, Chocolate, It's Good For Your Heart, Study Finds

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Why did a deliberately bad study showing the weight-loss benefits of chocolate get picked up by many news outlets? Science journalist John Bohannon — the man behind the study — says reporting on junk nutrition studies happens all the time. iStockphoto hide caption

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Trickster Journalist Explains Why He Duped The Media On Chocolate Study

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