Could a chocolate shortage be a reality?
As the debate continues on climate change, could a chocolate shortage be on the way?
A new report says that rising temperatures could make many rain forests uninhabitable for cacao plants by the year 2050. That would force production into higher altitudes -- and there's less real estate higher up on mountains. It would also disrupt the ecology of those mountainous areas.
But there is hope: Researchers at the University of California are working on developing a sturdier cacao plant that could withstand drier climates. (USA Today)