Humans have been picking, eating and manufacturing apples more than any other species that has inhabited the Earth in its 4.5 billion year history. For the first time in their existence, they are in danger of going extinct.
However, humans aren’t completely to blame for this issue. Widespread tree diseases have affected apple trees over the last decade, but we haven’t been able to control the spread. These diseases have been killing apple production mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, but the disease is now reaching the United States, the last hope to restore apple production in the world.
Currently, many scientists are trying to synthesize apples so we can produce them in factories, but they need to do this within the next few years, or they will no longer have anything to try to copy. Other people or groups who are working on restoring apples include the U.S. Department of Agriculture, United Nations, and the U.S. Surgeon General.
Grocery stores are also feeling the impact of this issue as we had to expect. They are the main apple distributors of apples in the United States, and they are now being charged about double the price that they were being charged three years ago. This means we can expect apple prices in stores to more than double in coming weeks. In fact, certain apples are being sold in stores for $21 already.
If you enjoy apples, you may want to stock up now before they increase in price. Enjoy your last day’s with this delicious fruit just as American farmers will enjoy their finals days selling them for insane rates. Stay updated, for we will make sure to inform you if anything changes in the extinction of apples.