Cocaine or chocolate? Farmers in South America are opting to grow cocoa instead of coca, the source of cocaine because cocoa is more profitable and a lot less dangerous.

For instance, the shift has increased Colombia’s cocoa production 11% to 54,120 tonnes in the 12 months ended September 30 compared with the previous season, according to data compiled by the Bogota-based National Federation of Cocoa Growers.

As reported by Bloomberg, prices for cocoa, the raw material used to produce choc...

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