NEW YORK – Chocolate could become a thing of the past, and it’s all due to climate change.
Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are predicting that cacao plants are likely to go extinct as early as 2050.
The plants are used to make chocolate and cocoa powder.
Temperatures caused by climate change will make it nearly impossible for cacao plants to be cultivated.
However, candy giant Mars and the University of California-Berkley plan to modify the DNA of cacao plants to help them survive.