The Rise of Big Chocolate

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Media Outlet: Foreign Policy

It's an industry that's largely invisible to consumers, yet central to feeding the world's sweet tooth. Cocoa processing -- the process of turning raw cocoa beans into powder, liquor, and butter -- is a major step in creating the candy bars and truffles that line store shelves. And thanks to a recent pair of recent business deals, it's an industry that may never be the same.

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Lina Khan was a fellow with the Open Markets program at New America, where she researched the concentration of power in America’s political economy and the evolution of antitrust laws.