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Pic: Nestle

Sweet anniversary

Polo, the mint with the hole, hits 70

By Anthony Myers

Originally produced by Rowntrees of York, the compact mint survived the war and rationing to become an iconic brand.

A healthy cocoa pod. © GettyImages/dwart

Cocoa crop losses are 38% and rising - so what can be done?

By Niamh Michail

A staggering 38% of global cocoa is lost each year to disease or pests - and this figure looks set to rise - yet research is scant compared to rice, corn or wheat. Why is this and what is being done to reduce it?