They say that nothing lasts forever, so we should savour the good things while they last. This could be true of these seven foods which you might not be able to enjoy for much longer because of global warming, crop failure, pollution and human overpopulation.
Here is the list of food facing possible extinction:
The Climate Change Institute reports that if global temperatures continue to rise at the current pace, coffee production will be severely affected by 2080. Arabica beans, which account for 80% of the world’s coffee, will be unusable if the temperatures in the regions where they are grown carry on climbing.
Global wine production is expected to fall to its lowest in more than 50 years, according to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine - and could leave the world short 3 billion bottles. Domestically, we are facing our smallest grape harvest in 12 years, due largely to widespread crop failures brought on by the drought in the Western Cape.
The WWF’s 2016 Living Planet report says the over-fishing of the oceans will result in the decimation of stocks by 2048. That’s right, there will no longer be “plenty more fish in the sea”. Unsustainable practices, like trawling, are rapidly creating not only a lack of diversity but also an imbalance in aquatic ecosystems, which makes the remaining marine life more susceptible to pollutants and toxins.