November 17, 1988 |
Prices of cocoa futures surged Wednesday on New York's Coffee, Sugar & Cocoa Exchange on rumors that the Ivory Coast and France had reached an agreement to withhold a large amount of new-crop Ivorian cocoa beans from the world market. On other exchanges, silver futures sagged but gold was little changed; copper futures retreated; stock index futures plunged; grains were lower; soybeans were higher, and livestock, meat and energy futures were mixed.
January 15, 1991 |
Question: I have to take medicine and stick to a strict diet to lower my cholesterol. Giving up steak was no big deal, but as a certified chocoholic, I am in chocolate withdrawal. Recently I read that the cocoa butter in chocolate isn't so bad for cholesterol watchers as was once thought. Is this true? Are any of the following safe for me to eat: cocoa powder, chocolate or carob? Answer: Dr.
August 27, 1988 |
Cocoa futures prices plunged to their lowest level in 12 years Friday on reports that the International Cocoa Organization was considering drastic changes in the funding of its price-support operations. Cocoa for September delivery on New York's Coffee, Sugar & Cocoa Exchange fell $37 to settle at $1,266 per metric ton, the lowest price since late 1976.
December 8, 1987 |
Cocoa futures prices plunged sharply Monday, reacting to the weekend collapse of international price control negotiations in London. On other markets, energy futures were sharply lower; soybean, grain, livestock and meat futures were mostly higher, and precious metals were lower.
February 14, 1991 |
Dear Eating Right: I don't eat much candy, but I love chocolate desserts. Recently I've begun to feel guilty about eating them because chocolate has a lot of saturated fat, which can increase blood cholesterol. Should I be worried? --LILLIAN Dear Lillian: No need for guilt.
December 24, 1987 |
Cocoa futures prices tumbled Wednesday after reports that producer nations had called an emergency meeting to discuss price-support measures proved to be unfounded. On other markets, copper futures prices hit a nearly eight-year high while gold and silver retreated, soybeans surged while grain futures were mixed, livestock and meat futures advanced, energy futures were mostly higher, and stock index futures rose.
November 22, 1992 |
When Ashok Aggarwal balked at buying his 5-year-old a candy bar and the boy threw a tantrum, they joined a great national debate about whether chocolate made in India is dangerous, even deadly. Aggarwal tried to substitute cookies, but had no luck. Finally, embarrassed by his son's howling in a crowded store, he bought an expensive bar of imported chocolate. His fears were inspired by a report more than a year ago by Dr. M. C.
November 26, 2000 |
Depending on who's talking, Wanderlino Medeiros Bastos is either the Atlantic rain forest's worst nightmare or its last best hope. A coffee grower from Espirito Santo state, Bastos moved into this densely forested region five years ago intent on converting its failing cocoa plantations to coffee. Today he sells seedlings and dispenses agricultural advice from his 1,111-acre showpiece farm at the edge of a highway 500 miles northeast of Rio de Janeiro.
February 6, 2012 |
Fluoride is a natural mineral with an unnatural ability to stir controversy. On the Internet, the cavity fighter is often portrayed as a grave threat to health. Various sites call it "a deadly poison" and "an invisible killer" - the sort of thing you'd want to avoid if you had any choice. Most toothpastes contain fluoride, but people who prefer to brush without the additive have plenty of options. Tom's of Maine, a health and beauty company based in Kennebunk, sells several varieties of fluoride-free pastes.