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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Peak Chocolate: The End Of The World As We Know It

http://news.discovery.com/earth/chocolate-supply-threatened-by-cocoa-crisis.html

This article, and several others like it, are saying that due to poor agricultural practices and drought, likely caused by global warming, are leading to a significant decline in chocolate production. This will make chocolate increasingly scarce and expensive.
When I first read about this, I thought, yeah right. This has got to be a prank. But it has been a news item on several credible websites, including msnbc and discovery.
As bad as not being able to buy chocolate seems, we can live without it. But the same thing has been happening with many other things we need. In general, food production is in danger due to the same issues facing chocolate.
This is a problem that will only get worse unless we learn to interact with the world around us in a whole different way.


- Posted from my iPhone

2 comments:

Chile said...

I am more willing to give up the oil to make my car run than chocolate! Maybe a chocolate shortage is just what we need to finally get people to take all this seriously.

Aonika and Richard said...

I have to concur with your previous poster - I think that this would be a wakup call to women everywhere. .. . craziness would be an UNDERSTATEMENT if Chocolate were to be gone.