Cocoa shortage: Are we running out of chocolate?

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cocoa-shortageIncreased demand for chocolate around the world could lead to a shortage by 2020, if cocoa production isn’t increased.

Around 3.5 million tonnes of cocoa _______________ (1 PRODUCE) each year to turn into chocolate, but much more _______________ (2 NEED) in the following  years to meet demand in countries like China.

BBC reporter Martin Patience, who works in China, told Newsround: “In Britain people _______________ (3 EAT) chocolate for a long time, but here in China buying chocolate is quite new.”

He said: “If everyone in China _______________ (4 EAT) a chocolate bar, then sales would be huge. That’s because for every one person in Britain, there are 20 Chinese people.”

BBC reporter Tamasin Ford works in Ivory Coast, in Africa. She said: “As more people around the world get the taste for chocolate, there are worries counties like Ivory Coast _______________ (5 NOT BE ABLE) to produce enough.”

She added: “Farmers there are already turning away from cocoa. Low prices and the bad weather _______________ (6 FORCE) them to grow other crops instead.”

Protecting cocoa

To help tackle the issue, a new farming facility in Reading in England _______________ (7 RECENTLY/DEVELOP) to protect cocoa crops.

Cocoa is grown in protected zones, free from disease, and after two years the cocoa plants _______________ (8 SHIP) from Reading to different countries around the world.

It’s hoped this method of _______________ (9 GROW) cocoa will help produce stronger plants, giving more cocoa for the world’s growing numbers of chocolate lovers.

(Adapted from on 14 January 2015)


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