Change is coming whether we want it to or not, whether we believe in global warming or not. Right now we live in a food paradise, but our great-grandchildren will be having an entirely different dining experience than we do. Here are seven of our favorite things they probably won’t be eating.
Yes, we will have no bananas
Bananas sold in the early 20th century were a whole different breed than the kind we have now, and the same thing that wiped out the earlier species is wiping out the current type: a very specifically targeted tree disease. Already scientists are developing a strain of disease-resistant bananas to replace the current version, which will work… until the disease adapts and kills the new version like it did last time. So, they might have bananas, but not the way we know bananas. Which are bananas?
The reason we won’t have most types of cheese is that we won’t have dairy, because we won’t have cattle. Cattle take up the most room, which requires the most deforestation for grazing. It won’t be because cattle are extinct that we won’t be doing daily, it will be because it will be untenable to keep so many cows around, which will reduce the amount of milk available… and make regular cheese a luxury item.
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