10 Oct '11, 3pm

Global Warming Will Make Chocolate a Luxury Item

Global Warming Will Make Chocolate a Luxury Item

The latest victim of climate change could well be something we all take for granted. It is delicious, ubiquitous, and most people cannot think of dessert without it. The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) recently released a report that states that chocolate will soon become a luxury item that a few can afford. Various reports in the past have been leading up to this same fact. Unsustainable cultivation and labor practices in West Africa (where most cocoa is grown) are often cited as reasons for decline in chocolate production. This report however, warns that chocolate is a heat-sensitive crop and even an increase of 2.3ºC in West Africa, “will render many of the region’s cocoa-producing areas too hot for the plants that bear the fruit from which chocolate is made.” This region produces about 70% of the world’s cocoa. Earlier this year hundred of millions...

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