#Chocolate #Shortage is a Real Threat, People!

CacoSound the alarm! If you’re a chocolate lover this is going to be the worst news you’ve heard in a while. The plant that births the beauty of chocolate, the caco plant, may not live to see the year 2050. Blame it on global warming. As 2017 reminded us, the climate nightmare doesn’t need an El Nino to have drastic effects.  It’s the warmer temperatures and drier climate that is assaulting the caco crop. Never fear, scientists are trying to create a caco plant that will prevail despite hotter, arid climates. Thanks to CRISPR, we may have super-strength caco plants. For all chocolate lovers in your life, do them a solid and gift them a simple little cacao plant before the other shoe drops and their chocolate supply kicks the bucket. Give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. Give a man a caco plant, and that’s  a lifelong friend with the main ingredient to chocolate.

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