Could We Be Running Out Of Chocolate?
There have been numerous reports recently that the world's supply of cocoa is running out, and by 2020 demand would exceed the cocoa supply by about 1 million metric tons. That's a lot! This has many chocolate lovers a little more than concerned. But, the good news seems to be that those predictions are wrong!
Many factors have led to this prediction such as "disease, drought, and the displacement of cacao by more-productive crops like corn and rubber.
Well, the International Cocoa Organization, a global group made up of cocoa producing and consuming countries, told USA TODAY Network that the prediction is not correct.
While admiting there are problems that could affect production, the surpluses in cocoa supply are normal. The organization is not predicting anything out of the ordinary for the next five years.
Great! I think I'll have a chocolate bar now!