Detailed computer models produced jointly by Scientists at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew (UK) and in Ethiopia, where coffee is a leading export, show that 70 per cent or more of the world’s coffee plants could be gone by 2080.

I’ll bet you saw the big headlines recently, on TV and on the Web, that, “one pork growers’ association is warning of a dramatic shortfall on pork production starting early in 2013.” That understandably translates to a pork shortage.

A corn shortage means a severe shortage of the highly nutritious stuff cattle usually live on on over the winter. And that means a potential shortage of beef on your dinner table and our sandwiches starting sometime later this fall or winter.