Daily Archives: June 16, 2007

Confusing Times for Oompa Loompas

Cadbury is trying to become synonymous with the color purple, dry weather has harmed the development of cocoa crops in West Africa, and this could lead to a global deficit of 145,000 tonnes, and Bioversity International has begun a new project on sustainable and organic farming in a remove area of Nicaragua to improve future yields. This follows recent news that Hershey is closing its last Canadian factory, that they have to compete against individuals selling marijuana-laced chocolate candy, and that they also have to add desert chocolate to their repertoire.

I don’t know how they keep it all straight – but at least we won’t be surprised when we start seeing synthetic marijuana-laced cocoa-free purple chocolate made using 100% sustainable practices.