Are these foods doomed to disappear?

Published March 26, 2014

| The Daily Meal

Are these foods doomed to disappear?

Are these foods doomed to disappear?

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

Maple Syrup

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.


Rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns from global warming are creating unsuitable conditions for growing the chocolate crop, cocoa. Half of the world’s cocoa comes from Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire in West Africa, where cocoa crops are considerably affected by the changing weather.


Without honeybees, there would be no honey. Over the last several years, more than one-third of honeybee colonies in the United States have been wiped out from a disease called Colony Collapse Disorder.


One particularly devastating disease known as Panama disease is threatening the world’s supply of bananas. In the 1950s, the popular banana known as Gros Michel, produced at plantations in Latin America, was wiped out by Panama disease. For years, the disease has attacked Cavendish banana plantations in the Amazon and Southeast Asia. Most recently, it’s jumped continents and spread to Jordan and Mozambique, threatening plantations in Middle East and Africa.

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