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Saturday, January 6, 2018

What foods are we at risk of losing to climate change?

A lot of the Internet-reading public spent the beginning of their New Year scrolling past predictions that chocolate could be extinct by the year 2050, leading to a slightly frantic dialogue about whether it could be spared via candy company-sponsored genetic engineering.
The chocolate doomsday news was somewhat overblown online; the source of this week's mania was a two-year-old report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. But a point it raised was that in a lot of cases, climate change is shrinking the regions where our favorite foods are able to grow. Which means that rising temperatures will render certain foods inaccessible not because they'll go extinct right away, but because they're potentially about to become insanely expensive.

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