Cocoa bean can be extinct

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2018. 01. 09. 11:08

Chocolate may disappear by 2050 due to climate change, according to scientists – but the problem may be solved by genetically engineered so-called super chocolate – origo wrote.

Cocoa tree – which requires a large amount of precipitation to grow – is growing slower due to warmer climatic conditions. The future of cocoa varieties is uncertain when the climate continues to warm.

Cocoa trees can only grow in a narrow strip of rainforests, about twenty latitudes north and south of the Equator, where temperatures, rainfall and humidity are relatively constant. (origo)