Bad news for choco addicts and chocaholics like me! Short supplies of chocolate as a result of our so fast consuming of the candy, actually at a faster pace than farmers can grow cocoa(!) driving chocolate to death! In the near future chocolate will be hard to find and maybe we are talking for a discretionary product! 😥
Cocoa prices have risen by 60% since 2012, a cost that manufacturers have offset by raising the prices of our favorite candy. Experts believe that if consumption continue at this pace, cocoa deficits could swell to one million metric tons by 2020 and to an even more worrisome, two million metric tons, by 2030.
Part of the reason for the disparity is the large reduction in supply, caused by a prolonged drought in the West African countries of Ivory Coast and Ghana, where more than 70 percent of the world’s cocoa is produced. Additionally, a nasty fungal disease known as frosty pod has destroyed 30 to 40 percent of global cocoa production. As a result, many farmers have switched to more profitable and easier to grow crops like corn. This means that even if conditions improve, cocoa production may never get back to normal. The good news is that there are some attempts being made to increase supply with trees that can produce up to seven times the amount of cocoa beans. But those are not ready for mass deployment yet. (http://www.dogonews.com/).
TRY NOT TO PANIC there must be a substitute or a solution, or i don’t knowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
What about a life without chocolate!
- Nothing to eat during late night cravings
- Authors will be left with fewer metaphors
- Gifting will get lot more difficult
- Chocolate cake will be history, also nutella and merenda!!!
- Devastated kids and adults everywhere!
- Bye bye sexy nights!
- Depression and sadness all around!
- Furius, crazy, boiled women
- No more kind gesticulations
- No more Chocolate?
Maybe they should think about it twice! Oh my! This is a disaster! For style your muse..