That's at least what the 2015 Cocoa Barometer has to say. It's an overview of sustainability issues in the cocoa sector, written by various European and U.S. NGOs, and was released in the U.S. this week. And what they're really worried about is the people who grow the beans that are ground up to make our beloved treat.
"The world is running out of cocoa farmers," the report states. "Younger generations no longer want to be in cocoa.
The survey, conducted by the respected ALCO institute just 48 hours before the referendum that could decide Greece's economic fate and future in the eurozone, gives the "yes" camp 44.8 percent against 43.4 percent for the "no" side, according to Reuters.
Reuters notes: "Given a volatile public mood and a string of recent election results that ran counter to opinion poll p
It’s illegal to set off fireworks in Tacoma, Seattle and most other cities in the region. But, every 4th of July, so many people ignore the law there’s little police can do. They say calling 911 about violations just overwhelms the emergency system.
A lot of local interest as the U.S. Women's National team plays Japan in the Women's World Cup soccer final on Sunday in Vancouver, B.C.
The U.S. women are going for their third World Cup title. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says their odds are pretty good.
NPR's Corey Flintoff reports that the successful launch of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, known as the Progress 60P, which is set to dock with the station on Sunday, was a relief to the astronauts and cosmonauts on the space station.
That gourd will sell for around $800.
The Canto sisters — Katya, 29, and Blanca, 24 — are experts in the folk art of decorating gourds. Their father taught them when they were growing up in the village of Cochas Grande, Peru. Katya began learning when she was 8.
But it wasn't until 1796 that someone dared to tackle a question that would plague every generation of Americans to come: "What is American food?"
American Cookery, the very first American cookbook, was written by Amelia Simmons (more on this mysterious woman later). In it, she promised local food and a kind of socioculinary equality.
Maybe you turn to Apple's Siri or Google Now for a quick search, or a snarky answer to a question. But imagine a world where your phone actually gets you. You, personally.
Note: Each month, KPLU invites a teen guest DJ to play his or her favorite pieces on the air. The program is part of KPLU's School of Jazz.
Joel Steinke from Edmonds Woodway High School is the Student DJ for the month of July. Joel's hour aired from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 2.
To get to know him better we asked Joel to answer a few questions about jazz:
Which instrument do you play and why?
Last month was the driest June on record for the wettest part of Washington State.
Fewer Washington students passed a new, harder statewide standardized test this year — but the exam didn't trip up as many kids as some had feared.
For instance, roughly 58 percent of fifth graders earned "proficient" English scores in their first year taking the new Smarter Balanced tests, according to early results state officials released Thursday.Compare that with 72 percent of last year's fifth graders who passed the state's old benchmark reading exam, the MSP.
His campaign emphasized the grass-roots strength of his fundraising: 250,000 donors making nearly 400,000 contributions of $250 or less.
The numbers come from a quarterly disclosure report being filed at the Federal Election Commission, and are measured from when Sanders launched his campaign April 30.
The maximum legal contribution to a presidential candidate is $2,700.
Many workers say it's a welcome change.
Since January's attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket, the demand for their interventions has skyrocketed.
"We used to get two requests a week, but now it's two a day," says Radia Bakkouch, a 23-year-old graduate st