A new effort the University of California Berkeley, however, is using CRISPR technology to modify the DNA of the cacao plants, according to the Independent. Thus, the world's cocoa comes nearly exclusively from regions 10 to 20 degrees north and south of the equator, most notably in West Africa - areas that are expected to continue getting hotter and drier over the next few decades.
FYI, other foods at risk of not surviving climate change include coffee, apples, and potatoes. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, by 2050 the rising temperatures will push the chocolate-growing regions of the world more than 1,000 feet uphill into mountainous terrain - much of which is now preserved for wildlife. They thrive only in a region about 20 degrees north and south of the equator, and require rainforest-like conditions described by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as "fairly uniform temperatures, high humidity, abundant rain, nitrogen-rich soil, and protection from wind".
Why? Well, blame climate change.
Given these very specific conditions, more than half of the world's chocolate is grown in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire. A recent study revealed that geneticists have been attempting to tweak the DNA of pigs in order to make them more resistant to cold.
Censor board moots title change for Padmavati
The Rajput body's member Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi has said that the film has been cleared "under pressure from the underworld". The special panel included Arvind Singh from Udaipur, Chandramani Singh and professor KK Singh of the Jaipur University.
This has led the company to make a $1 billion pledge towards reducing its business and supply chain's carbon footprint by more than 60 percent, in a plan called "Sustainability in a Generation".
Barry Parkin, Mars' chief sustainability officer, told Business Insider: "We're trying to go all in here..."
Thankfully, a team from UC Berkeley is working on a possible fix. Although her invention has been viewed as a way to rid humans of diseases and disorders, she believes it has more potential in the improvement of foods. Numerous efforts by graduate students there focus on using CRISPR to benefit small-holder farmers in the developing world. Theobroma cacao trees - more commonly known as cacao or cocoa trees - are where we get the beans used to make chocolate and global warming is making it hard for them to grow.
However, the joy of eating chocolate may not last long, especially by the 2050s, as the planet is set to run out of cacao seeds - the key ingredient in cocoa, cocoa butter and chocolate.
A revolution that could define the next decade of smartphones just like the iPhone did in 2007 with its multi-touch technology. The image appears to confirm a couple of earlier leaks, revealing the Galaxy S9 will come with single camera setup on the rear.
According to Wololo , this will open the door for a potential homebrew launcher for the Nintendo Switch in the near future. As with most consoles, the Nintendo Switch is heavily locked down so that only approved software can run on the system.
At least 12 people were injured early on Tuesday after a huge fire tore through an apartment building in NY , reports said. The fire is believed to have started in the Beverly Hills Furniture store on the street level of the four-floor building.
Calling them "New India Voters", he exhorted them to cast their votes saying it will prove to be the "bedrock of New India". Modi also said: "January 26, 2018, will especially be remembered through the ages".
A man has been found with guns and ammunition in his hotel room just hours ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations . It comes as cities across the USA and around the world step up security for New Year's Eve celebrations.
Chun Yung-woo, a former South Korean national security adviser, said Seoul should have taken more time before answering. This week's exchanges follow a year dominated by fiery threats form Kim and U.S.
He warned that Iran will use its right to reciprocate the enemies' hostile moves in a way that they will regret their deeds. Iranians were hoping for improved living conditions following the nuclear deal and the lifting of some worldwide sanctions.
Netflix invests heavily on original series and has crafted some of the most popular and talked-about television series we know of. Unfortunately for Apple , most users still prefer traditional streaming content apps like Hulu and Netflix .
Also, the President appointed Rev Christopher Utov as a Member of Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research. He said this in reaction to the outcry over the inclusion of at least four dead persons in the list of appointees.
Carrie Underwood Reveals Facial Injury in Note to Fans
The 34-year-old Grammy victor , who is the face of Olay and Almay, said that for some time she wasn't ready to talk about it. Underwood shared with fans that after seven weeks of recovery, she is ready to tell people , but not ready to show them.
Unsafe wind chills, bitter cold
New Years Eve lows around Branch County are expected to get down to five below with wind chills between five and 15 below zero. Afternoon temperatures though will recuperate back in the lower 50s with finally some sunshine.
Factory PMI expands at fastest pace in 5 years in December
"Overall, 2017 has been a positive year for the sector with the average PMI reading the highest since the survey began in 2011". At 54.7 in December, the Nikkei India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose from 52.6 in November.
Wind Chill Advisory Expanded…Dangerous Wind Chills Expected
Anyone out celebrating overnight will get an extra blast of arctic air that could drop temperatures to -5 and -20 degrees. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until noon today as wind chills dip to -25. "It's downright bitter cold", he said.
Viswanathan Anand regains World Rapid Chess Championship
People find it easy to one day use the "R" (retirement) word. "What he has done in the last few years is incredible", said Aruna. I think that is just truly commendable. "India is proud of your exemplary success at the World Rapid Chess Championship".