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Impending chocolate crisis

4 years 3 months 4 weeks ago Monday, November 17 2014 Nov 17, 2014 November 17, 2014 6:38 PM November 17, 2014 in News
Source: CNN
By: Michael Marsh

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND- Two leading chocolate makers sounded the alarm about the world heading toward a chocolate shortage.

People are eating more cocoa than farmers can produce and demand could outstrip supply in six years. Mars, Incorporated and Swiss-based Bary Callebaut made the prediction.

Around 70 percent of the world's cocoa is grown in West Africa, which has been hit by a drought and a fungal disease called "frosty pod." Its forced cocoa farmers to switch other cash crops like corn.

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