People Eat Less Chocolate – level 2

19-01-2021 07:00

People in the US and Europe eat less chocolate which has an impact on cocoa bean farmers in Africa.

The Ivory Coast is a country in West Africa, and it is one of the biggest producers of cocoa beans. People use cocoa beans to make chocolate and when the demand for chocolate falls, farmers do not sell their beans. African farmers have more than 100,000 tons of cocoa beans which they are not able to sell. They do not get money for their crops which means that they do not have enough money to pay for school for their children.

European and US buyers want to slow business with the farmers, but they do not realize what an impact it has on them.

Difficult words: impact (a strong effect on someone or something), demand (when people or companies want to buy a specific product), realize (to fully understand something).

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