Foods on the Brink of Extinction

Foods on the Brink of Extinction
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Foods on the Brink of Extinction

Read on for the most at-risk foods.


Chipotle recently frightened fans by warning of a potential guacamole shortage. Avocados are a bit more expensive, but Chipotle has ensured its customers that there will be no "guacapocalypse."

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Recently there was a major deficit of cocoa, an essential ingredient for chocolate. Prices of cocoa have increased, which could make chocolate more expensive.

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According to Mother Jones, 99 percent of all U.S. almonds are grown in California, where a long drought has been affecting loads of crops.

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California also grows 99 percent of walnuts in America, which the drought could also affect.

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In 2010, there was a shortage of bitters, a key component to many cocktails.

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California is also an important source of pistachios, which the prolonged drought could affect.

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Store-Bought Cookies and Cookie Dough

Both store-bought cookies and cookie dough might not retain their flavors after the trans fat ban goes into effect.

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Grass-Fed Beef

The healthier choice meat is at risk of faltering due to the drought. Without rain, there just isn't enough grass to feed the cattle.

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Between climate change and the trans fat ban, these foods might be at risk of shortages and maybe even extinction.

The current drought in California has created an influx of problems with crops, and it's not the only weather-related event that could affect our food supply.

Check out the slideshow above to learn which foods are most at risk.

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