Are These Foods Doomed to Disappear?

Can you imagine a world in which your favorite foods didn’t exist?

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Some of the foods we eat daily could disappear in just a few decades.

Can you imagine a world in which your favorite foods didn’t exist — where you couldn’t easily satisfy a chocolate craving by grabbing a chocolate bar at the nearest convenience store? Or a world where drinking coffee was a luxury rather than a necessity because it’s too rare and expensive to drink every day? And what if you could never again drizzle sweet maple syrup on your pancakes?

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Not having these foods readily available could be your worst nightmare. The truth is that many of the foods we eat on a daily basis are endangered, and some could disappear in just a few decades.

Foods may become endangered when people change their eating habits, when a viral disease wipes out an entire species, when changes in weather patterns and temperatures make it challenging for a crop to grow, or for several other reasons.

One particularly devastating disease known as Panama disease is threatening the world’s supply of bananas. Rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns from global warming are creating unsuitable conditions for growing the chocolate crop, cocao. Production of maple syrup, the pancake’s partner-in-crime, is declining due to lower levels of rain acidity, extreme weather conditions, and pest infestations from global warming.

So we ask, are these foods doomed to disappear? Read on to learn more about these and other endangered foods.


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31 Comments

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What on earth is this "global warming" thing referred to in the article?

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This is supposed to be a FOOD site, NOT a POLITICAL site. I don't believe this non-article.

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Ridiculous article. This writer obviously has an opinion but writes as if it is based on facts. She is only trying to influence the low information folks. I absolutely hate this type of propaganda!!!

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Is it time to panic yet?

I for one am heading to the cellar with my last Chocolate Bar and some Bananas!

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Get off the Global Warming wagon. It has three broken wheels!

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Coffee facing extinction? More lies from the global cooling/global warming/climate change zealots. According to USDA circular "Coffee: World Markets and Trade" of December 2013, "Global stocks have been rising over the last several years as world production outpaces consumption."
Does anyone at The Daily Meal ever bother to do a fact check before publishing?

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Stop with the alarmist, global warming hoax. Too bad liberals are doomed to disappear (yet).

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A quick check shows all of these crops except Honey are increasing in supply worldwide. Honeybee problem is well documented and under intense investigation. This article is for the KOOL-AID
sippers........

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So now declining acid rain is bad?!!! Kinda like coffee was bad until it was good, chocolate was bad until it wad good...and the Powers That Be wonder why there's no acceptance of Global Warming - oops, Climate Change...

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So did Al Gore collaberate on this article too. All I can say is I'm going to eat as much chocolate cake and pancakes as I can before the end of the world. Maybe we could grow this food on Mars if we start to give NASA their fair share instead of wasting it on foreign aid.

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That stack of pancakes would be doomed to disappear if it were in front of me!!!

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Why isn't ice on the list? Aren't all the glaciers melting due to global warming and changing weather?

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Wow. Did the Doomsday Preppers crew get to you? Global warming! OMG! This article is such a steaming pile.

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the only entirely truthful statement in this article is that honeybee populations are declining. everything else is untruth, half truth, or distorted truth. absolutely irresponsible!!!

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Amazingly contradictory for global warming alarmist BS. Maple syrup is endangered due to less acidic rain??? Wasn't acid rain the bugaboo of last decade blamed on manmade pollutants they are now blaming for global warming/climate change?

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Acid rain was a 1980's phenomenon, replaced by the hole in the ozone layer...

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If, as the article boldly proclaims, there really is global warming, the locations where crops from tropical regions can be grown would increase. But this article was meant to be more of a scare tactic by global warming alarmists without much, if any scientific evidence to back it.

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This is irresponsible "reporting." Stop spreading lies. How can anyone believe any of the b.s. on this site if you're willing to mislead your readers. Or maybe you're just that stupid.

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Complete BS, don't believe this garbage about global warming. Stupid article just to scare people. Who's idea was it...Al Gore's?

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Manmade global warming has been DEBUNKED!!!! This story is pure alarmist propaganda. Did you ever notice how, when the temperatures started cooling, "global warming" suddenly became "climate change"? Hmmm....I wonder if this all has to do with the CHEMTRAILS that they spray all over us, every day of the year! Look into chemtrails and see what is in them (barium and aluminum are just two of the chemicals). Proof? It is measured in the rainfall, which not only poisons all life on the surface of the planet, but also all of the creatures in the ocean, along with their use of Corexit (aka Agent Orange) to clean up their "accidental" oil spills. You may also want to read up on this winter's snow which, for some reason doesn't melt when a welding torch is applied to a snowball, made from this magical snow. It not only doesn't melt, it turn black!!!!

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conspiracy theorize much? and that snow ball myth has been debunked. look up sublimation. I learned about it in 7th grade. and the black stuff is called unburned fuel.

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Refreshingly honest comments can mean only one thing: the comment system doesn't require creating an account.

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Refreshingly honest comments can mean only one thing: the comment system doesn't require creating an account. Yes, this article is bullshit, but it is true that honeybees are struggling. The price of honey has gone way up recently, but that's not even the biggest problem.

Bayer, Monsanto, Syngenta, BASF, Dow: Biggest Bee Killers
chicago DOT indymedia DOT org / node / 17660

One correction to the first comment after that article: bees are not the only pollinators of crops. In fact, honeybees are apparently not native to America and therefore they crowd out native pollinators. But if bees are dying then likely native pollinators are as well.

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Refreshingly honest comments can mean only one thing: the comment system doesn't require creating an account. Yes, this article is bullshit, but it is true that honeybees are struggling. The price of honey has gone way up recently, but that's not even the biggest problem.

Bayer, Monsanto, Syngenta, BASF, Dow: Biggest Bee Killers
chicago dot indymedia dot org/node/17660

One correction to the first comment after that article: bees are not the only pollinators of crops. In fact, honeybees are apparently not native to America and therefore they crowd out native pollinators. But if bees are dying then likely native pollinators are as well.

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Refreshingly honest comments can mean only one thing: the comment system doesn't require creating an account. Yes, this article is bullshit, but it is true that honeybees are struggling. The price of honey has gone way up recently, but that's not even the biggest problem.

Bayer, Monsanto, Syngenta, BASF, Dow: Biggest Bee Killers
http://chicago.indymedia.org/node/17660

One correction to the first comment after that article: bees are not the only pollinators of crops. In fact, honeybees are apparently not native to America and therefore they crowd out native pollinators. But if bees are dying then likely native pollinators are as well.

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Refreshingly honest comments can mean only one thing: the comment system doesn't require creating an account. Yes, this article is bullshit, but it is true that honeybees are struggling. The price of honey has gone way up recently, but that's not even the biggest problem.

Bayer, Monsanto, Syngenta, BASF, Dow: Biggest Bee Killers
http://chicago.indymedia.org/node/17660

One correction to the first comment after that article: bees are not the only pollinators of crops. In fact, honeybees are apparently not native to America and therefore they crowd out native pollinators. But if bees are dying then likely native pollinators are as well.

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Has anyone heard of the H.A.A.R.P. System the Government has developed to alter climate / weather change. Look it up !

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Global warming bias' now packaged with Fav food disappearing? Clever and stupid at the same time. I've been in the food biz for 22 yrs. Prices on these items not only vary annually, but have gone down. Why? Too much supply in the market. Stick to recipes

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It isn't BS, but the article is sensationalist, alarmist, and doesn't provide any information on what to do about it, if anything. Simply pushing people's panic buttons repeatedly leads to disbelief and unwarranted stress.

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