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Water for Chocolate – A Valentine’s Day Quiz

Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons/jhritz

It’s dark, sweet, and a Valentine’s treat.
Since today’s the big day we decided to tweet
On a question about chocolate…
So straighten up in your seat.

Which river basins grow the cocoa beans
to make those scrumptious little things?

I’ll offer a tiny hint, so you don’t have to cheat:
One of them contains the name of the writer of this tweet!

When you’re ready, click here, and choose cocoa to get the map.
The answer will  appear after that one simple tap.


Sandra Postel is director of the Global Water Policy Project and lead water expert for National Geographic’s Freshwater Initiative.  She is the author of several acclaimed books, including the award-winning Last Oasis, a Pew Scholar in Conservation and the Environment, and one of the “Scientific American 50.”

Sandra Postel is director of the Global Water Policy Project and author of Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity. From 2009-2015, she served as Freshwater Fellow of the National Geographic Society. Sandra is also co-creator of Change the Course, the national water stewardship initiative awarded the 2017 US Water Prize for restoring billions of gallons of water to depleted rivers and wetlands. The recipient of several honorary degrees, she works to bridge science, policy, and practice to promote innovative ways of securing water to meet both human and ecosystem needs.

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