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    Will there be a chocolate drought? World’s supply of sustainable cocoa could run out by 2014

    By Simon Watkins And Jo Thornhill
    Last updated at 9:04 AM on 28th January 2011

    The world faces a chocolate ‘drought’ over the next few years, an expert warned yesterday.

    Political unrest in the Ivory Coast, where 40 per cent of the world’s cocoa beans are grown, has ‘significantly’ depleted the number of certified fair trade cocoa farmers. Many have fled the West *African country, while fair trade training programmes have also come to a halt.

    Fairtrade training programmes have ground to a halt because of the danger farmers face in rural areas. The situation is already affecting chocolate manufacturers, who are facing the highest cocoa prices for over 30 years. Prices jumped by 10 per cent this month alone. Analysts are predicting they could soon hit $3,720 per metric tonne - a level last seen in January 1979.

    It follows a curb on international cocoa exports initiated earlier this week by the country's new president, Alassane Ouattara.

    Angus Kennedy, the editor of Kennedy's Confection and a leading British chocolatier, said chocolate producers are facing 'one of the biggest challenges to hit the industry in recent history'. 'Supplies of sustainable cocoa are set to run out, it's that simple,' he said.
    What about unsustainable cocoa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    What about unsustainable cocoa?

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    Transplant the trees to Jamaica and Barbados and grow it there !
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    Of God women are going to be more bitchy in the coming years. :(:D
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    There will be rioting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    There will be rioting!
    And all out chaos once a month:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    There will be rioting!
    There will be blood...male blood !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    LOL! I must be the only woman in America with a 'take it or leave it' attitude about chocolate. Doesn't cocoa grow in South America? Do we need African chocolate?
    This could lead to the formation of the Organization of Cocoa Exporting Countries, a cartel which could seriously inflate prices and create additional scarcity. I look forward to telling my grandchildren about the chocolate lines and the ensuing Cocoa Wars. Soon, suicide bombers, chanting that they are "Coo coo for Cocoa Puffs" will be detonating themselves at candy counters throughout the world. :eek:

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    What about unsustainable cocoa?

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    Apparently, they need to concentrate less on "fair trade" and concentrate more on physical security.
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    I missed the part about "fair trade cocoa" big difference, we have plenty of chocolate. The libs do this with coffee and diamonds too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I missed the part about "fair trade cocoa" big difference, we have plenty of chocolate. The libs do this with coffee and diamonds too.
    Cocoa producers had issues with slave labor. Now, some may not have a problem with slave labor but for large companies, it can mess with the bottom line if enough people do so they get these NGO seal of approval type processes in place to make everyone happy that the 15 year olds getting their raw material are doing so willingly and not after having been abducted and beaten.

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