The Cacao tree is reported to be at severe risk due to climate change, fungus, and virus. Not counting the critical economic role Cacao plays for the regions it is grown, the loss of chocolate would impact nearly every country in the world. Researchers are looking for ways to help the Cacao tree survive in these challenging environments and this time they are using CRISPR. While CRISPR is just a tool, hopefully it will speed up the process and help researchers find the right modifications which will permit the Cacao tree to survive (or even thrive) without impacting chocolate production. Hopefully soon after we will see similar successes with barley.