If you don't think that the troubling trend of global warming could impact your sweet tooth, think again. Farmers of the cacao plant — responsible for the oh-so-addicting chocolate that we all know and love — are warning that higher temperatures and the dryer climates that come with them are having a devastating effect on their crops, and scientists now forecast that cacao harvests could be completely wiped out within just a few decades if nothing is done.
Thankfully, researchers from the University of California are working on tweaking the DNA of cacao plants in the hopes of making them more hearty, allowing them to withstand the shifting climate, warmer temperatures, and shortages of water.
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Chocolate could completely disappear within decades due to extinction of cacao plants originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 2 Jan 2018 at 11:04:57 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.