Have you ever wondered what it would be like if there was no more coffee in the world? Unfortunately one day, not very far in the future this may be the gospel truth. Food always has a significant importance in our lives. Meals shared with friends, family or perhaps amongst strangers are some of the fondest memories that we’ve made. The thought that the future holds for us a life without our morning cup of coffee or lazy Sundays without peanut butter sandwiches is the most disparaging thing to think about.
A large amount of plant biodiversity is getting extinct due to climate change, greenhouse effect, and excessive use of pesticides. Climate change caused due human actions had already made an irreversible impact on the plant biodiversity. Our Collection eating to extinction is inspired by few of those many species that are on the verge on extinction due to cruel human actions.
Bananas are typically grown in regions like Jordan and Mozambique, where they’re being attacked by Panama Disease. This is caused by a fungus that enters the banana plant through the roots, disrupting the vascular system and causing the plant to wilt and eventually die from dehydration.
Peanuts require very specific and stable growing conditions that just aren’t being kept up due to climate change. Too little rain or too much heat isn’t good for the growth of peanuts and too much rain can cause mould. If the climate change continues, peanuts will be on the verge on extinction by 2030
Coffee is threatened by a whole mess of things, including pest infestations, deforestation, and changing weather patterns. Apparently, only a half-degree rise in temperature is enough to affect production, and in coffee growing regions like India, extreme rainfall events have cut coffee yields by 30%
Bees are a vital part of the agricultural ecosystem, as they are responsible for 80% of pollination world wide. The population of bees had decreased significantly in the past few decades due to habitat loss, fragmentation and uncontrolled use of excessive pesticides named neonicotinoids which is lethal for bees. Excessive use of pesticides causes bees to age faster, due to oxidation in turn resulting in lesser honey production year after year.
Chickpeas is one of the many crops whose growth is affected adversely by climate change. Same variety of domesticated chickpea is grown around the world which lacks in any genetic diversity, causing problems with the changing climatic conditions as it makes it extremely hard for growers to find or create plants that can adapt to changing conditions or resist common pests, such as pod borer, a caterpillar that destroys at least $300m of chickpeas a year.
Although human actions have caused extensive amounts of irreplaceable damage on earth, we still have the opportunity to bring about the much needed change before the ultimate catastrophe strikes us. Let us all work together being the flag bearers of change, working single handedly towards conservation of environment and all the species residing in it.