“Danxia Landforms, ChinaThese colorful rock formations are the result of red sandstone and mineral deposits laid down over millions of years. Wind and rain then carved amazing shapes
Via Lorraine Chaffer
“ How do we get enough certified cocoa by 2020? Change the definition of “certified” Candy Industry (blog) And so, chocolate companies want to make sure the cocoa farmers' kids are going to class before they help bring in the crop.”
“ Global warming threatens heat-sensitive cocoa trees, a Gates Foundation study finds Half of the world’s cocoa supply comes from the West African countries of Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.” Pati ang imported na tsokolate ay apektado na rin ng nagbabagong klima, lalo na sa Aprika. Ang mangyayari, mababawasan ng malaki ang ani ng cocoa at magmamahal ang tsokolate. Baka mayayaman na lang ang makabili nito.
Via Bert Guevara
The lithosphere (Earth's crust) is a hard, rigid plate on top of a softer molten layer known as the asthenosphere. Sounds like an Oreo to me! As a crude analogy that lets you bring food into the classroom, this lesson on plate boundaries sound like a winner. Read this for an academic article on how to use Oreo's to teach about Earth's crust.
Via Seth Dixon, Lorraine Chaffer
“ JAKARTA, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Indonesia's government willlaunch a $95 million scheme in early 2015 to help double cocoabean output in the world's third-largest producer, an industrygroup said on Monday.Indonesia...”
Via Trade for Development Centre
“ At the Triannual Cocoa Dinner, held in JW Marriot London, Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla said to see both opportunities and challenges in Indonesia’s cocoa industry. Currently, Indonesia produces about 700,000 tons of cocoa per year and is the world’s third-largest cocoa producer (after Ivory Coast and Ghana). Around 1.2 million hectare of land is used in Indonesia for the production of this commodity (the majority of these plantations are found concentrated in Central Sulawesi where about half of the country’s cocoa is produced).”
Via Trade for Development Centre
An expected temperature rise of more than two degrees Celsius by 2050 will render many of the region’s cocoa-producing areas too hot for the plants that bear the fruit from which chocolate is made, says a new study from the Colombia-based International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).
Via CGIAR Climate
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