There has been some research that says chocolate could disappear by the year 2050 if climate change continues as predicted.
This is horrible news if you’re a chocolate lover. That could mean no more Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or making chocolate chip cookies!
It turns out cacao plants thrive in rainforest soil that is roughly the same temperature day after day, and most of the world’s supply comes from West Africa. Researchers are saying that areas that have the ideal conditions for growing cacao plants are expected to be much hotter, and the ideal spots to grow them will be pushed up into mountainous settings.
Fortunately, scientists are experimenting with gene-editing technology to help keep the plants flourishing in environments that aren’t exactly ideal for growth.
If the experimenting doesn’t work, it may be time to stock pile your favorite chocolate candy bars. My favorites are Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Reese’s Peanut Butter Pieces, Almond Joy, & Heath Bar. What’s your favorite chocolate candy?