New Delhi, Jan 3: A report said in the next 30 years, chocolate can disappear from the face of the earth. The reason for their potential disappearance will be climate change.
Reports said that the cacao trees are having trouble in growing due to global warming. The trees need heavy rainfall for growth. They said that a temperature rise of 2.1 Celsius will completely annihilate the chocolate growth and even heavy rainfall may not help. US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said this in a report.
“Unlike other tree crops that have benefited from the development of modern, high yielding cultivars and crop management techniques to realise their genetic potential, more than 90 per cent of the global cocoa crop is produced by smallholders on subsistence farms with unimproved planting material,” Doug Hawkins, from London-based research firm Hardman Agribusiness told MailOnline.
“All the indicators are that we could be looking at a chocolate deficit of 100,000 tonnes a year in the next few years,” he further said.