Skip to comments.Our Dangerous Dependence on Foreign Chocolate
Posted on 04/04/2012 10:18:18 AM PDT by Ungarisch
America is addicted to chocolate. Foreign chocolate.
A majority of us consume chocolate each day. Although the U.S. produces only 6% of the worlds cocoa, we consume more than 20%.
The threat is obvious. Its time for government to step in and promote alternatives.
Any day now, President Obama will be barnstorming the country to tell us, If we really want chocolate security and chocolate independence, we've got to start looking at how we use less cocoa and use sources that we can renew and that we can control, so we are not subject to the whims of what's happening in other countries.
* * * Fortunately, alternatives exist. With proper federal loans and subsidies these can relieve our cravings and wean us from our addiction to chocolate.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/04/02/our-dangerous-dependence-on-foreign-chocolate/#ixzz1r5VwExcq
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Jon Stewart is an ass and a very liberal ass at that.
Jon Stewart needs to go back and rub oil on his “buddy” Anthony Wiener on the beaches of Delaware.
Good analogy. Good article. Thanks for posting.
Alternatives to chocolate? Like.. what?
That's a Commie "Chamber of Commerce". The Chi-Com companies are charged with price-fixing but apparently are saying "the government made us do it." (The Foreign Sovereign Compulsion Defense.)
The Commies are saying, "We didn't do it and you can't prove we did it."
"Judge Brian Cogan of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York rejected an argument on summary judgment that a group of Chinese vitamin C manufacturers were compelled by the Chinese government to fix prices for the export of vitamin C . . . ."
I just noticed that it is a pay site. But it is an item of news, details available several places. I just grabbed the first google search result.
You do have to read the whole article to understand that.
Ah it’s an analogy...
But the alternative, it seems to me, is to have to create yet another thread about foreign suppliers of food stuff.
Personally I think that what I post is germane.
I saw this chocolate crisis coming years ago, so I gave up chocolate and started to eat algae in 2010.
Yes, and a pretty good one too.
Gee wheeze. Taint the writer being a bit tough on the commie infiltrator. /sarc
Good one! Thank you, Ernest.
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