Chocolate could have its days numbered, according to a study that would have even put a possible end date. The scarcity of cocoa, the most important ingredient in a delicacy that practically everyone likes, could be the key to everything.
The researcher Virgine Raisson, a member of the board of directors of Doctors without Borders for years, warns in her work, Atlas on the future of the world, the hopeless future of chocolate, focusing, above all, on the harvesting of cocoa in Africa.
According to Raisson, the chocolate will not be able to be made, or at least there will not be enough to cover all world demand, in 2038, a fairly close timeframe.
The greater demand for chocolate in emerging countries is the first of the factors that could cause the lack of cocoa.
Equally noteworthy is climate change, as “grains need a lot of rain, but the rainy tropics are declining.”
All this indicates that in the not too distant future, the consumption of chocolate could be changed to other products, such as nuts.