Is lab-grown chocolate the answer to the impending ‘chocapocalyspe’?

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Chocolate consumption is constantly increasing while production is decreasing. Faced with this problem, companies are taking interest in alternative, lab-based production methods. Since 2018, several stakeholders have been sounding the alarm and predicting a “chocapocaylpse,” a global chocolate shortage. On the one hand, the global market is expanding very rapidly — so much so that it could double by 2025, reaching more than $170 billion by 2025, according to one report. More than half of global production is consumed in Europe and North America. Emerging countries, attracted by notions of “c…

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