Sunday, May 26, 2013

Did you know-Chocolate crisis

BITTER TRUTH: World on the verge of chocolate crisis!

The world is on the brink of a chocolate supply crisis owing to the instability in cacao growing areas and soaring demand in developing countries, an expert has warned.

According to David Guest from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, farming methods used by cacao bean growers are in dire need of modernization. He warns that global production of cacao, the raw ingredient in chocolate, must increase nearly a quarter by 2020 to keep up with demand from China and other rising economies.

However, cacao-growing regions remain some of the most undeveloped and unstable parts of the world and farmers face significant challenges in bringing production up to speed.


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