That’s right, our beloved chocolate may be extinct as early as 2050!
According to Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, they’ve predicted that this will occur due to climate change since higher temperatures and less rainfall will endanger cacao plant crops—which only grow in very specific rainforest conditions.
However, there’s a glimmer of hope for the survival of these plants through a partnership between Mars company (who make our favorite treats like Snickers and Twix) and the University of California Berkeley. By slightly changing the DNA of the plant using the CRISPR technology, scientists hope that they’ll be able to make cacao plants survive the changing climate.
Fingers crossed it works! What would a world without any chocolate be like?!
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