08 August 2014 07:45
Weird news of the week: August 7, 2014

Worldwide chocolate shortage

Bars of chocolate (© Cultura/Diana Miller/Getty Images)
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  • Tumbleweed Tiny House on the highway (© RICK WILKING/Newscom/Reuters)
  • Thailand 1984 tarp (© AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
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  • Seal on surfboard (© REX/Matt Stanley)
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A disturbing combination of unfavourable weather patterns, growing demand in Asia and a lack of investment in technology leading farmers to abandon cocoa for more lucrative crops, is snowballing into what could become a global chocolate shortage arriving as early as 2020. Better stock up on Toblerone now!

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