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Chocolate Meltdown: World to Run Out of Cocoa by 2020

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Hum    6,928

So ? Synthesize chocolate.

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MightyJordan    4,714
Source: Daily Star

 

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techbeck    4,773

Just like Twinkies...chocolate is not going away.

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StandingInAlley    60

2020 seems to be a very popular year. Everything seems to be happening then  :rofl:

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Sadelwo    141

So we now know what the wars of the 2020's will be fought over.

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+The Evil Overlord    17,025

Give coke and other drug lords something else to grow

Watch the dealers peddle chocolate to kids and parents outside schools....

Reminds me of a movie I once watched :p

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francescob    560

why don't they just say "the production industry must double in size"? Saying you need another earth is just silly.

Because the truth is not that we need another earth, it's that we need...

 

ANOTHER UNIVERSE!! :o

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Praetor    987

Give coke and other drug lords something else to grow

Watch the dealers peddle chocolate to kids and parents outside schools....

Reminds me of a movie I once watched :p

 

Reminds me of and episode of Raising Hope, when they start making a very additive chocolate..people were in lines trying to buy chocolate from them, like

junkies :)

 

the problem is not just chocolate, but there's allot of other resources that aren't enough for the increasing demand.

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slamfire92    1,100

Oh they'll just use anal sac secretions from donkeys instead of cocoa, like they do with Beaver butt juice for vanilla flavoring.  Disgusting what is acceptable now.

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neufuse    2,660

This reads like an investor trying to raise prices.... kinda like the bacon shortage.... the ham shortage..... etc etc....

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Arpit    75

the scarcity might just help play its part in curing global obesity, but it'd suck not to have the most ubiquitous snack around cheaply available.

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Jason S.    1,231

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?

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demon_speed    5

thats-racist.gif

 

What do you mean? Is candy racism? Stop trolling please..

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x-byte    90

Just give it a few more years, and we will be able to make our own material from base elements

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Sszecret    2,052

Because the truth is not that we need another earth, it's that we need...

 

ANOTHER UNIVERSE!! :o

 

A chocolate universe? Sweeet!

 

The world is probably going to end (again) before we run out of cocoa. 

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Jason S.    1,231

 

thats-racist.gif

 

What do you mean? Is candy racism? Stop trolling please..

 

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

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TAZMINATOR    11,801

Everybody, go over to LimeMaster's house to blame him... because he stole all the cocoa... he uses cocoa to mix his drink with his lime...

 

:shifty:

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+LimeMaster    14,398

Everybody, go over to LimeMaster's house to blame him... because he stole all the cocoa... he uses cocoa to mix his drink with his lime...

 

:shifty:

I do nothing of the sort.

Looks like the choco-ohols will need to cut down to help save chocolate.

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demon_speed    5

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 ;).

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BoomyBoy    3

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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NinjaGinger    162

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.

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M1ckyB    33

Better start stocking up now..

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srbeen    76

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.

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