Chocolate could be as rare as caviar in twenty years, due in part to climate change.
If you like Hersey’s and other crappy American chocolate, you don’t need to worry. Not only can they make their candy bars using just corn syrup and chemicals (with no actual chocolate at all), but they claim that they could make them BETTER that way. The only reason they don’t is marketing… they can’t call them chocolate bars if they take out all the actual chocolate.
…The Ghana-based Nature Conservation Research Center warns that chocolate may become as rare and expensive as caviar within twenty years.
1. Who are these people?
2. MAY become? So…this is just a hypothesis?
The entire tone of the article reads like a tabloid. Instead of stating the facts, it rambles through 3000 years of the history of chocolate before getting to the meat of it…and the wording is nebulous.
“IF nothing was done…there COULD be a problem…”
I’m not saying climate change isn’t happening, I’m just saying that this particular article is crap crap crap. Fear mongering at its worst.
Is caviar actually rare or expensive? I mean, it’s always been culturally viewed as a delicacy, but every time I get grocery store sushi they’re always slathered with the stuff.
I feel like any food substance that comes in a tube can’t be a huge deal.
At least it’s fear-mongering in a good cause (getting people to care about climate change) instead of fear-mongering for ratings (which is what the evening news generally does).
Come now, surely you realize it’s both for climate change awareness AND ratings.
The best caviar is rare and expensive. It’s like wine, there’s a big range. (Then again, I haven’t had the top-line caviar so I can’t say for sure whether it’s that much better.)
Boy, between this and banks, Switzerland is dooomed.
I don’t think its fear mongering at its worst. There are far worse examples of fear mongering in political and religious philosophies and applications.
However, the article definitely reads like prognostication.
The farming method involved is also that which had been used for coffee in some parts of the world. The poor and ignorant farmers of the area of Baxio Guando & Agua Limpa, Brazil pretty much deforested their area of the world. This was before the whole anthropogenic global warming scare of course (and before the usual culprits industrialization or cars could be blamed – there weren’t any up there), but I do recall reading an hypothesis that the massive deforestation had driven regional climate change…
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