FOODS WE’LL BE EAT­ING LESS OF

Focus-Science and Technology - - FOOD -

COF­FEE:

You wouldn’t know it by the ever-ris­ing num­ber of cof­fee shops, but soon there may not be enough cof­fee to go around. Ex­treme weather and pro­lif­er­at­ing pests are mak­ing crop yields un­re­li­able, which means prices are be­ing pushed up. Switch­ing to the hardier Cof­fea ro­busta va­ri­ety will help keep the baris­tas in busi­ness, but we can ex­pect a harsher, in­fe­rior flavour.

CHOCO­LATE:

Farm­ers in West Africa are be­ing hit hard by cli­mate change, and land is be­ing gob­bled up with un­sus­tain­able farm­ing prac­tices. We are fac­ing a global co­coa bean short­fall of one mil­lion tonnes by 2020.

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