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Davao rushes cacao planting to meet demand of US chocolate maker
August 17, 2012
Local planters of cacao are rushing to meet the 100,000 metric tons of fermented cacao demanded by Mars Inc., the US-based maker of the popular M&M candies and chocolates. Cacao growers said Mars Inc.’s huge demand has made the crop “the next big thing” in the agriculture export industry here, as it may equal Cavendish banana’s importance as an export crop.