Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Could Global Warming/Climate Change Deny Us Our Chocolate?

Just in from the Huff Post Green Blog...climate change, a temperature rise in West Africa's Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) of just 2.3 Celsius degree would warm the area just enough to make it NOT SUITABLE for the growing of cocoa! The big deal in that fact...almost half of the entire world's $9 Billion chocolate industry gets its cocoa from this area.

Should this potential unfold into reality, our beloved chocolate could become far more expensive, making it a luxury item that most of us may no longer be able to afford. Time to look into growing some Cocoa trees in a greenhouse somewhere here in Mountaindale...I have to have MY CHOCOLATES...it is a necessity, just like coffee.

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