Apparently Chocolate Could Become Extinct By 2050 So Stock The F&%$ Up!

This cannot be happening!

Apparently Chocolate Could Become Extinct By 2050 So Stock The F&%$ Up!

Chocolate, what is there to say about it? It's delicious, it goes with everything and no matter how you choose to eat it, you're always left with a big smile on your face.

Chocolate is considered to be a classic flavour, but what would happen if it disappeared from the face of the earth?

Well, a report from Business Insider claims that this nightmare may actually come true!

According to the report, cacao plants, which are used to make chocolate, could become extinct by 2050 as a result of warmer temperatures and weather conditions!

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Scientists at The University Of California-Berkley have teamed up with Mars Inc. (those guys who make your Mars Bars) are trying to work together and figure out how to save this precious plant before climate change completely destroys it!

Researchers are apparently testing gene-editing technology to manipulate the DNA of cacao plants so that soon, the plants could possibly survive in the hot temperatures that are currently killing them.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the cacao plant is extremely sensitive and can only grow about 20 degrees north or south of the equator.

They thrive in rainforest-like conditions with "high humidity, abundant rain, nitrogen-rich soil and protection from the wind."

Climate change is a major threat to the cacao plant and if things keep going the way their going, in 30 years, chocolate may be a thing of the past!

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Hurry science, save our chocolate!

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