The world may be running out of chocolate — mostly because it’s consuming too much of it!
Two of the world’s biggest chocolate makers, Mars and Barry Callebaut, have released data that says farmers aren’t producing as much cocoa as the world eats, according to the Washington Post.
Last year, people ate about 70,000 metric tons more cocoa than was produced. That deficit could reach 1 million metric tons by 2020, and 2 million by 2030.
On top of that, dry weather and a fungal disease is affecting crops in West Africa, where 70 percent of the world’s cocoa comes from.