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The Caribbean is running out of coconuts

Storms and droughts have wiped out entire farms

MUCH SOUGHT AFTER: Today, coconut milk is being sold as a healthier alternative to cow's milk, and it's a staple of recipes in the paleo-friendly cookbooks adored by the CrossFit crowd.


AT the worst possible time, the Caribbean is running short of one of its most emblematic products.

Rich-world consumers have never been keener on the coconut. Starbucks wants the tropical fruit's milk for lattes, Rihanna promotes its water as a trendy sports drink, and