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    Default Chocolate could become as rare and expensive as caviar

    A world without chocolate is one I don't want to live in. Of all the reasons to protect the environment, this has to the most important.



    ABC NEWS....
    It's hard to imagine Valentine's Day without chocolate, but some scientists say that it's possible that chocolate could one day be in short supply.
    What would the world be like without this decadent, delectable and divine dessert?
    Historians say the Aztecs discovered chocolate more than 3,100 years ago and it was revered to the point of worship. Cocoa beans were linked to the feathered serpent god of agriculture and creation called Quetzalcoatl. If you believe the myth, Quetzalcoatl descended from the heavens on the beam of a morning star, carrying a cocoa tree stolen from paradise.

    In its early form, chocolate was consumed as a celebratory beer-like beverage described as foamy and reddish and flavored with chilli water, aromatic flowers, vanilla and wild bee honey.

    It was also food fit for an army. Legend has it that French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte carried chocolate morsels on his military campaigns in the 19th century, eating it to conserve energy.
    Scientists say that now it is chocolate's sustainability that needs to be monitored. The Ghana-based Nature Conservation Research Center warns that chocolate may become as rare and expensive as caviar within 20 years.

    A number of factors, including climate change, are affecting the farming and production of cacao, or the cocoa plant.

    Howard Shapiro, global director for plant science and external research for confectionery manufacturing Mars Inc. of McLean, Va., said measures must be taken soon to prevent shortages of chocolate.

    "If nothing was done, and the temperature was to rise, and the rainfalls were to change and drought became more prevalent ... without looking into new farming practices, then there should be a problem, and there might likely be a problem," he said.

    Cacao grows in rainforest conditions with high biodiversity. David Croft, the British chocolate company Cadbury's conformance and sustainability director, said, "cocoa isn't a traditional farmed crop. If you go to West Africa, it's cocoa trees underneath forest canopy or underneath a canopy of shade trees. So it's important we help to maintain that natural eco-system if we want cocoa to thrive and to flourish."
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    Time to start stockpiling.
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    PMS without chocolate wouldn't be worth living through

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum View Post

    Time to start stockpiling.
    is there actually any chocolate in american 'chocolate'?

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    This factory is about 15 Kilometres from my flat...

    http://www.galler.com/

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    so long as the Bolivians stop over using Cocoa plants for making Cocaine and other chemical drugs, there should be an abundant supply for many generations to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naked Wake View Post
    so long as the Bolivians stop over using Cocoa plants for making Cocaine and other chemical drugs, there should be an abundant supply for many generations to come.



    yeah...
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    Quote Originally Posted by m4rk0 View Post
    is there actually any chocolate in american 'chocolate'?
    Good question. I'm guessing that our mass-produced crap is so full of preservatives and emulsifiers and what not that very little REAL chocolate remains.


    However Reeses still whomps ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m4rk0 View Post
    is there actually any chocolate in american 'chocolate'?

    There is if you hit this place.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum View Post
    However Reeses still whomps ass.
    AMEN TO THAT
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRules View Post
    There is if you hit this place.


    http://www.hoffmans.com/

    and this place
    in St Augustine you can take a tour of the factory at

    www.whetstonechocolates.com



    but he's right, most mass produced American chocolate tastes like the wax they put in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    PMS without chocolate wouldn't be worth living through
    Soooo true Daisy! I did however get enough chocolate for Valentine's day from my 2 classes to last me for the next 4 years! I'll send ya some if runs out and you are in need!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus H Christ View Post
    A world without chocolate is one I don't want to live in. Of all the reasons to protect the environment, this has to the most important.



    ABC NEWS....
    It's hard to imagine Valentine's Day without chocolate, but some scientists say that it's possible that chocolate could one day be in short supply.
    What would the world be like without this decadent, delectable and divine dessert?
    Historians say the Aztecs discovered chocolate more than 3,100 years ago and it was revered to the point of worship. Cocoa beans were linked to the feathered serpent god of agriculture and creation called Quetzalcoatl. If you believe the myth, Quetzalcoatl descended from the heavens on the beam of a morning star, carrying a cocoa tree stolen from paradise.

    In its early form, chocolate was consumed as a celebratory beer-like beverage described as foamy and reddish and flavored with chilli water, aromatic flowers, vanilla and wild bee honey.

    It was also food fit for an army. Legend has it that French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte carried chocolate morsels on his military campaigns in the 19th century, eating it to conserve energy.
    Scientists say that now it is chocolate's sustainability that needs to be monitored. The Ghana-based Nature Conservation Research Center warns that chocolate may become as rare and expensive as caviar within 20 years.

    A number of factors, including climate change, are affecting the farming and production of cacao, or the cocoa plant.

    Howard Shapiro, global director for plant science and external research for confectionery manufacturing Mars Inc. of McLean, Va., said measures must be taken soon to prevent shortages of chocolate.

    "If nothing was done, and the temperature was to rise, and the rainfalls were to change and drought became more prevalent ... without looking into new farming practices, then there should be a problem, and there might likely be a problem," he said.

    Cacao grows in rainforest conditions with high biodiversity. David Croft, the British chocolate company Cadbury's conformance and sustainability director, said, "cocoa isn't a traditional farmed crop. If you go to West Africa, it's cocoa trees underneath forest canopy or underneath a canopy of shade trees. So it's important we help to maintain that natural eco-system if we want cocoa to thrive and to flourish."
    Sounds like a lot of things have to go wrong for this to happen. I think we're safe for now
    CNN may think my opinion matters, but you shouldn't.

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    there really are very very few things in life quite as enjoyable as chocolate. Whether its stuff from hershey's or m&m/mars or nestle or a small company like see's or something from a belgium or french chocolatier, it's always a special treat. I love chocolate.

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    i have a bag full of chocolate in my room right now... and i am eating it....
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