Climate Cast: No Choco-Pocalypse Yet but Cocoa Could Become Scarce

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Climate Cast: No Choco-Pocalypse Yet but Cocoa Could Become Scarce

by Paul Huttner
Coffee and cocoa plants could be hurt by climate change. Jennifer Simonson | MPR News file

Coffee and cocoa plants could be hurt by climate change. Jennifer Simonson | MPR News file

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 9:45am

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MPR News chief meteorologist Paul Huttner spoke to General Mills vice president Jerry Lynch about how climate change is viewed through the eyes of a major food supplier. Lynch is also the company's chief sustainability officer.

Lynch told Huttner that increased temperatures are likely to cause two things: frequent severe weather events and less water for crops.

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Keywords: Responsible Production & Consumption | Agriculture | Chocolate | Climate Action | Coffee | Environment | General Mills | Jerry Lynch | MPR News | climate change

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