12 Delicious Foods to Eat Before They Go Extinct

Global culinary delights risk extinction due to environmental threats and changing food trends. Savor these unique foods before they vanish from our plates!


The world's most consumed fruit, the banana, is under threat from Panama disease. The current strain, Fusarium wilt tropical race 4 (TR4), no known cure, could wipe out Cavendish variety.


Cacao plants facing climate change and deforestation challenges could make chocolate, its product, a rare and costly treat soon.


Bees essential for pollinating crops are declining globally due to pesticide use, habitat loss, risking honey production and availability of this natural sweetener.

Bluefin Tuna

Bluefin tuna, a prized delicacy for sushi and sashimi in Japan, faces critically low population due to overfishing. Conservation efforts are ongoing amid extinction fears.


Avocado's popularity boosts demand, leading to environmentally harmful farming. Avocado trees are also prone to diseases like laurel wilt, threatening crops. Enjoy guacamole while it lasts.


Truffles are valuable underground fungi with unique flavors, dependent on symbiotic relationships with specific tree roots for growth. Climate change and deforestation risk their availability.

Maple Syrup

Maple syrup, a Canadian staple & global sweetener, faces risk from rising temperatures affecting sugar maple growth & sap production, potentially causing production decline or price rise.


Salmon, vital to indigenous cultures & global seafood industry, is declining due to overfishing, habitat destruction, and changing ocean conditions.


Coffee is a globally consumed beverage under threat from climate change, diseases, and unsustainable farming practices, endangering its quality and availability.


Caviar, a delicacy from salt-cured sturgeon eggs, faces uncertainty due to illegal harvesting depleting sturgeon populations and raising caviar prices, despite conservation efforts.


Wine production is sensitive to climate & soil conditions, hence vulnerable to climate change. Temperature, rainfall, extreme weather significantly affect wine's quality & availability.


Saffron, derived from the crocus flower's stigma, is one of the most expensive foods globally. Over 70,000 flowers are needed to produce just a pound, risking overharvesting.

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