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Under the watchful eye of Myeong-Je Cho, the director of plant genomics at an institute that's working with food and candy company Mars, the plants will be transformed. If all goes well, these tiny seedlings will soon be capable of surviving — and thriving — in the dryer, warmer climate that is sending chills through the spines of farmers across the globe. It's all thanks to a new technology called CRISPR, which allows for tiny, precise tweaks to DNA that were never possible before. These tweaks are already being used to make crops cheaper and more reliable. But their most important use may be in the developing world, where many of the plants that people rely on to avoid starvation are threatened by the impacts of climate change, including more pests and a lack of water.
Cacao plants are slated to disappear by as early as 2050 thanks to warmer temperatures and dryer weather conditions.
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: TheScale
Cavendish Bananas are under major threat, but its disease not global warming.
originally posted by: Blender5L
a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
I know, like when banana's were going extinct, never happened.
originally posted by: Abysha
If you want to reign in the men, post an article about how climate change is going to make bacon extinct.