With global warming and the terrible climate changes’ going on it’s becoming difficult to grow crops and fruits in order to match the demands of the world. The demand is only increasing whereas the supply is becoming a huge question mark. At this rate our grandchildren won’t be able to consume some of the best food articles we indulge in. Here’s a list of food items that are soon to be extinct at this rate:
Avocado toast has become everyone’s go to snack and breakfast combo and is all over everyone’s Instagram as well. While we’re obsessing with this fruit it’s soon to be going extinct with the way we’re going, 80% of our annual supply of avocados comes from Mexico- but of our domestically grown avocados, 10% are from California. Avocados require nine gallons of water per ounce to grow. That's 72 gallons of water per fruit. California's water supply cannot compete with our nation's demand for guacamole.
Unfortunately, the bad news doesn't end there. America's incessant demand for avocados — combined with the rising prices to export them — has even fuelled the rapid deforestation of central Mexico's pine forests.
Cocoa is only able to grow and prosper if a stringent set of requirements are met. Not only can cocoa only grow within around 20degrees north and south of the equator, but if the humidity isn’t right or if the soil isn’t rich enough it will wither and die.
Because so many cocoa plantations are in regions where the average temperatures have become more volatile that the farmers will begin to experience an immense decrease in cocoa production by 2030 according to a study done by International Centre for tropical Agriculture.
Caffeine is the world's most popular psychoactive drug, and many of us choose to imbibe it via a cup of coffee in the morning. But a 2017 study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences demonstrates that climate change threatens both areas where coffee crops grow, and a key species that's responsible for about 20 to 25% of coffee bean production — bees. The ecological community formed between coffee crops and pollinators, such as bees, is both a delicate and integral one. When bees pollinate coffee crops, they not only widen the yield of the crops, but they also increase the quality of the beans.
Unfortunately, rising temperatures and unpredictable weather could repel bees with lower heat tolerances from pollinating coffee plants. Additionally, 88% of Latin America's coffee-suitable areas could reduce by 2050.
There are so many other food items which are just going to go extinct thanks to all the global warming we are causing. This is a signal as to how badly the Earth is getting affected.