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Chocolate Meltdown: World to Run Out of Cocoa by 2020

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+E.worm Jimmy    9,912

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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Hum    6,928

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.

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+Raze    13,349

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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Ravensky    552

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

 

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+Raze    13,349

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.   ;)

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The_Decryptor    1,105

We'll just have to start using Carob instead.

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Torolol    925

what wrong with sweetened cream butter?

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

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ShockD    112

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

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Ci7    187

that is surely a good thing 

 

there would less fat asses around :P

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leesmithg    226

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.

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KingCracker    1,495

:o what will all the fat people do!!

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Mulrian    58

I best eat a load now then before it disappears...<chomp> <chomp>

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KingCracker    1,495

I best eat a load now then before it disappears...<chomp> <chomp>

Dieeeeeeeeeabeeeeeeeetusssssss!

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cork1958    1,043

"They warned we would need the ?equivalent of another planet Earth to fill the gap needed to keep the chocolate ?industry going."

 

Exaggerate much? This sounds like one of those sensationalist tabloid stories... oh wait it is.

 

Source: Daily Star  :rolleyes: 

 

Man, can't beat that source, can you? ;)

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tiagosilva29    885

No need for cocoa when there's plenty of barley.

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McKay    3,695

1. Wait till 2016

2. Take out huge loan

3. Plant vast swathes of Cocoa

4. Sell them on 2020 when the panic sets in

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f0rk_b0mb    698

Bitches are gonna be cranky as hell come 2020.

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Nashy    1,247

But there is enough coffee, right?

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Bertch    72

What will be used at Halloween???  Also they should figure out a way to replace tobacco plants with cocoa plants!

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Hum    6,928

^ Please -- we must think of the children !

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LaP    1,679

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

 

 

You know there's something in between pure capitalist and pure communist ...

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SfIsHeR1701    22

i don't believe the dire shortage.... specific climate... ok... there's hydroponics for that.... pollination.. i'm sure that can be done artificially... i'm not worried

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Growled    3,880

^ Please -- we must think of the children !

 

Children nothing, I'm thinking of me. I love chocolate. What am I gonna do? 

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