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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Brace yourselves, chocolate lovers! We may be entering a global chocolate shortage.      Scientists blame climate change, disease and lack of water for declining crop and crop quality in the world's biggest cacao producing countries like the Ivory Coast.      People found lingering outside San Francisco's Ghirardelli Square location were in a state of faux-shock.      RELATED: Crab in short supply headed into the New Year      "It would be tragic for all the star-crossed lovers in San Francisco," exclaims one man who was accompanied by his family members, clutching ice cream cones.      The issue is so pressing, some scientists believe chocolate supply could really start dwindling by 2020 or even become close to extinct by 2050.      For this reason, large chocolate maker MARS has invested $1 billion into fighting climate change to prevent a cacao crisis.
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Brace yourselves, chocolate lovers! We may be entering a global chocolate shortage.      Scientists blame climate change, disease and lack of water for declining crop and crop quality in the world's biggest cacao producing countries like the Ivory Coast.      People found lingering outside San Francisco's Ghirardelli Square location were in a state of faux-shock.      RELATED: Crab in short supply headed into the New Year      "It would be tragic for all the star-crossed lovers in San Francisco," exclaims one man who was accompanied by his family members, clutching ice cream cones.      The issue is so pressing, some scientists believe chocolate supply could really start dwindling by 2020 or even become close to extinct by 2050.      For this reason, large chocolate maker MARS has invested $1 billion into fighting climate change to prevent a cacao crisis.

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Un estudio indica que los suministros de chocolate podrían disminuir en 2020 e incluso extinguirse para el año 2050. Estas son las razones.

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