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12 Popular Foods In Danger Of Extinction & Reasons Why

by Dr. David Minkoff February 27, 2019 2 min read 0 Comments

12 Popular Foods In Danger Of Extinction & Reasons Why

By now, you must know what an endangered species is. There are loads of them, humans are literally pushing animal off of the planet, for good. But it's not just limited to animal species.  This phenomenon impacts the plant kingdom as well as the animal kingdom.

 

Impacting plants and animals means that there is a potential impact to our food supply.  Did you also know that food can be endangered too? It’s happened before.  As much as 93% of all food crop seeds were lost from 1903-1923 and dozens of animals have already been hunted by humans to extinction.

 

Let’s look at a few foods that might disappear from store shelves in the foreseeable future and a brief explanation why:

  1. 🍊 Oranges: Incurable disease is sweeping across US citrus groves.
  2. 🌱 Durum wheat: The kind used in pasta; droughts and global warming are exponentially reducing crops.
  3. 🍷 Wine: Global warming strikes again, and grapes really suffer from drought.
  4. 🐝 Honey: We're killing all the bees and out of 20,000 species of bees, only 4 make honey.
  5. 🍫 Chocolate: another victim of the ongoing droughts and increasing temperatures worldwide. Predictions estimate it could all be gone by 2050.
  6. 🥜 Peanuts: Peanuts need a stable environment and with climate change there are few regions left with consistently stable environments where they will grow.
  7. 🌳 Maple Syrup: Yup, climate change again. Nearly a third of all maple species are under threat of extinction in their native habitats.
  8. 🐟 Fish: Humans are causing an unsustainable strain on fish populations, enjoy them while you can or better yet, give up fish and go vegan.
  9. 🍌 Bananas: The Cavendish banana, the one most widely eaten in the USA is another victim of disease spreading across continents.
  10. ☕Coffee: Wild coffee beans, already in short supply should be completely gone by 2080 due to climate change.
  11. 🌿 Chickpeas: They need too much water and frankly, were running dry globally. The Middle East is one of the most prolific producers of the chickpea, but the fact is that there are terrible water shortages in that region.
  12. 🥑 Avocados: Another drought victim, an avocado takes 9 gallons per ounce of avocado to produce, the major producer is drought-stricken California

Not that's it's necessary to start stocking up on these foods now, but enjoy them now as some may disappear in your lifetime.

 

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    Dr. David Minkoff
    Dr. David Minkoff

    Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego.

    He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine.

    In 1992, Dr Minkoff’s wife Sue, a Registered Nurse, became interested in nutrition and health and began to go to lectures from some of the experts in the field. At the time, Dr Minkoff was pretty fixed in his view of traditional medicine and it took a lot of convincing to get him to come to one of these lectures. After hearing Dr Jeffrey Bland speak, Dr Minkoff had a eureka moment and began pursuing the alternative field with a vengeance. Based on this new knowledge Dr Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic in 1997 to help some friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States. In the process, he gained expertise in Biological medicine, integrative oncology, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. Dr Minkoff is one of the most in demand speakers in the field and wrote an Amazon best selling book called The Search For The Perfect Protein.

    The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes cutting-edge nutritional solutions for the many health problems of today. Dr. Minkoff writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness.

    Dr. Minkoff is an avid athlete himself and has completed 44 Ironman Triathlons. To keep his fitness maximal, he lives the lifestyle he teachers to others and tries to set an example for others, so they can enjoy a life free of pain and full of energy.



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