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Friday, November 12, 2010
World chocolate supply nearly exhausted!
99% of Raw Chocolate Has Already Been Mined, Experts Warn
By Ruth Hershey
World Press Syndicate
Glubenville, VA--One hundred and seventy Virginia chocolate
miners won't be returning to their jobs tomorrow because their
employer, Migrus Confections Group, believes the men have
removed nearly all the raw chocolate that can be practically
extracted from their site. The closing of the Glubenville mine
marks the tenth chocolate mine closing in the state of Virginia
and the fifty eighth shutdown of a raw chocolate extraction
operation in the United States. According to the World Council
on Desserts and Sweets (WCDS), over three hundred chocolate
mines worldwide have been forced to cease operations in the
"This is a global problem and it ain't going away,"said Rich Brown, 52,
a chocolate miner who has spent over thirty years working chocolate
mines in both the Eastern U.S. and Central America. "I could probably
get work overseas, maybe in the Austrian or Swedish chocolate mines,
but even those are pretty much tapped. Most people in this business
are looking to get out. The way I see it, we've got three more years of
chocolate left in this world to enjoy--if we're lucky. It's high time I quit
mining it and got busy eating it."
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