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The situation is already affecting chocolate manufacturers, who are facing the highest cocoa prices for over 30 years.
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As customer taste has shifted from milk chocolate to dark, demand for cocoa has risen; the darker the chocolate, the more cocoa is required for production.
Dark chocolate has recently been considered the "healthier" of the chocolates, with high levels of flavonoid antioxidants; it has also been found to lower blood pressure.
It really would not affect me as i do not like choclate,must be something wrong with me lol
Swollen shoot is a disease that is devastating farms in the centre of Ivory Coast, which produces nearly 40% of the world's cocoa, the main ingredient in chocolate.
"Those who come to do research say it's a virus, like HIV/Aids," Mr Sorogo says. "It's not easy to fight."
Farmers will tend to produce whatever they CAN produce that will yield them the most profits. If prices of any one commodity remain high enough, more people should produce it and that should alleviate the supply/demand imbalance.
Originally posted by darrman
this is a symptom of worldwide problems with our foodchain.
what other food stuff should we expect to be hard, or impossible to keep??-- or FIND?