A Leeds Professor says the world is going to run out of chocolate
He’s calling it the ‘choc-apocalypse’
Food security expert Professor Tim Benton has published a report on “The Destruction of Chocolate”
Professor Benton, from the Faculty of Biological Sciences, claims that poor production and panic will create a “choc-apocalypse”.
In the haunting report he warns: “Chocolate could become a treat rather than a daily delight.”
Professor Benton continues: “Demand for cocoa is growing fast and it is not clear what stocks are held across the world.
“This creates a recipe for price uncertainty. This can drive up prices, lead to panic buying and create the potential for a price spike.
“If there is a bad production there is scope for a ‘choc-apocalypse’.”
The report claims that the average number of chocolate bars eaten by a western consumer is 286, but it takes ten trees to produce that amount.
New markets in places such as India and Brazil are putting a strain on the ability of farmers to cope with the demand
Report Author Doug Hawkins added: “We could have a chocolate deficit of 100,000 tonnes in the next few years.”
Better get yourself down to Hyde Park Sainsbury’s to stock up on chocolate while stocks last.