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Chocolate Is Going Extinct

Chocolate Is Going Extinct

You may love chocolate, but you should probably start preparing yourself to say goodbye to it: Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have predicted that cacao plants are likely to go extinct as early as 2050 due to climate change.

Warmer temperatures and drier weather conditions are expected to be the root of the cacao plants' potential disappearance, according to Business Insider. In one noteworthy collaboration, the University of California and the Mars Company are teaming up to explore the possibility of using gene-editing technology to create more resilient cacao crops.

Reuters/Thierry GouegnonA worker holds cocoa beans at export firm SAF CACAO in San-Pedro, Ivory Coast. Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana provide more than half of the world's chocolate.

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More importantly, cacao plants are notoriously fussy when it comes to temperature, and even more so when it comes to humidity.

Well, the cacao plants needed to make our favourite treats can only grow within approximately 20 degrees north and south of the Equator, but are struggling to survive as the climate warms up.

Mars, producers of Snickers, Milky Way, and other delights, has pledged a $1billion effort, "Sustainability in a Generation", to reduce its carbon footprint by more than 60 percent by 2050.

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"We're trying to go all in here", Barry Parkin, Mars' chief sustainability officer, told Business Insider.

Its drive with Cho at UC Berkeley is another arm of that endeavors. "There are obviously commitments the world is leaning into but, frankly, we don't think we're getting there fast enough collectively".

Berkeley's gene-editing technology, called CRISPR, has been in the works for a while, though when it gets attention, it's nearly always for the potential to eliminate genetic diseases or (sort of on the extreme end of this) build "designer babies". While she recognized that some risk could come by using this technology, Doudna still believes that it could significantly influence the food eaten by people every day. And this "super chocolate" is our only hope at still enjoying Dairy Milk by the time we're hitting retirement and buying proper chocolate advent calendars for our grandchildren (switching to beauty ones would get expensive).

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