Don’t panic but there is a massive coconut shortage in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is known for its beautiful sandy beaches, lined with palm trees where the region’s most famous export grows.

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But your emergency supply of coconut water is about to get even more precious – because there is currently a shortage of the tropical fruit in the area.

In theory, farmers should be cashing in on the growing demand for coconuts.

But instead, production is dropping – due to poor farming weather such as storms and droughts and lethal yellowing, a disease spread by insects.

 

TO BE CONTINUED ON

http://metro.co.uk/2016/09/11/dont-panic-but-there-is-a-massive-coconut-shortage-in-the-caribbean-6121185/

 

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