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Chocolate Meltdown: World to Run Out of Cocoa by 2020


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#46 demon_speed

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 20:48

it's a joke meme... "Jap" is slang for a Japanese person...

 

Oh yes that's right.. But Japp in swedish means like "Yeah" in english ;).




#47 OP BoomyBoy

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 00:18

this might have already happened, but wont some mega-evil corporation like Monsanto just modify the cocoa plant to product more fruit and grow faster?

That is highly possible my friend hahahaha:D



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 00:48

As I understand it, when planted. it takes 4 years to produce beans. Nobody can afford no income for 4 years and the demographics are that cocoa beans are grown in what we class as poor countries, so there's another reason.

#49 M1cky_B

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:24

Better start stocking up now..



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 03:32

You're right. Let's turn our economies in communist ones. It's not like they have any issues...

 

I was saying capitalism of foreign markets is killing cocoa. They choose to grow rubber and quinoa rather than cheap cocoa because it earns them more take-home money. I wasn't saying the US, EU, Australian, Canadian  or whatever '1st world' capitalist economies are losing so much money on it they are pushing for more profitable rubber or quinoa... pretty sure they still make their healthy cut regardless of what they sell the consumer. Capitalists are likely rejoicing at the amount of money they can squeeze out of the thought of no cocoa.



#51 Earthworm_Jim

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 03:42

I was saying capitalism of foreign markets is killing cocoa. They choose to grow rubber and quinoa rather than cheap cocoa because it earns them more take-home money. I wasn't saying the US, EU, Australian, Canadian  or whatever '1st world' capitalist economies are losing so much money on it they are pushing for more profitable rubber or quinoa... pretty sure they still make their healthy cut regardless of what they sell the consumer. Capitalists are likely rejoicing at the amount of money they can squeeze out of the thought of no cocoa.

 

It is same for Tequila, the agave cactus it is made from is being dismissed in favour of corn, because the US demand for corn is high...    The big deal is, it takes a few years before yield, so it will be hard to restore. Which farmer wants to replant a crop and have no gain for a few years? Very few have this luxury! Replacing agave with corn was easy...   Going back is not.



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 03:45

The USA will invade Brazil, enslave the people, and plant massive cocoa plantations.

 

 

essential facts:

 

Bats and small insects called midges pollinate cocoa flowers. Flowers die in 24 hours if they are not pollinated, according to All About Chocolate. Cocoa trees flower all year long, even while cocoa pods develop.



#53 Raze

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 04:01

I'm starting a Chocoholics Anonymous group.

 

"Hi my name is <insert name> and I am a chocolate addict"

 

"I used to eat 2 Milky Ways, a Snickers, 5 Mounds and drink a quart of chocolate milk everyday in secret. And on a really bad day 2 0r 3 large bags of M&Ms. It was shameful."    "Now I just have sex...a lot of sex, any time any place."



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 04:05

This is all marketing BS...you people believe everything you read OMG! /sigh

 



#55 Raze

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 04:09

This is all marketing BS...you people believe everything you read OMG! /sigh

 

Hey now, you can't put it on the internet if it isn't true.   ;)



#56 The_Decryptor

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:24

We'll just have to start using Carob instead.

#57 Torolol

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:18

what wrong with sweetened cream butter?

that what you got if you remove the chocolates components from a chocolate bars ...



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:24

This would be worse than a fuel crisis... :$ 



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:28

that is surely a good thing 

 

there would less fat asses around :p



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:47

I don't like chocolate so, I don't care.

 

Hopefully the same will happen to tobacco and coffee plants, don't like them either too.