17 Oct '11, 9am

Global Warming Threatens Chocolate

Global Warming Threatens Chocolate

More than half of the world’s cocoa comes from West Africa and apart from bringing us pleasure, it is vital for farmers in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire who rely on growing cocoa to survive – it accounts for 70-100% of household incomes of cocoa farmers in both countries and any climate change will not only affect their incomes, but national economies as well. According to a recent report by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture between 2030 and 2050 the land suitable for cocoa production will diminish considerably if temperatures continue to rise with the same pace. And the fact that the cocoa in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire is grown using sustainable practices with ecological, biological and economic benefits will not change things for the better.

Full article: http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2011/10/17/global-warming-threa...

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