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Chocolate Prices To Be Affected By Climate Change
2011-10-03 07:38:18

Climate scientists warn that West Africa´s cocoa-growing regions will be threatened by climate change in the years to come. In a new study by the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), researchers found that the impacts of climate change will most likely affect supply -- and price -- of chocolate, which will have a trickle-down effect, affecting thousands of smallholder farms in the process. Nearly half of all the world´s chocolate comes from cocoa produced by...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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