Those blokes over in the UK may be seeing their last sprig of mistletoe this Christmas, as Scientific American reports that it's disappearing from its historic habitats. The parasitic plant is losing the apple orchards it has depended on for survival as industrialized apple farming takes over. Yep, Factory farming is now killing your yuletide game—it just got serious.
The National Trust has launched a campaign to save the mistletoe—which includes not buying imported springs (like, say, from the U.S.)—so are we in danger of losing our seasonal snog plant as well?
While the mistletoe that grows in North America is of a different species, the two are related—so yes, it's time to PANIC. While doing so, here are some factoids to read about the plant, from Apartment Therapy (note: that stuff is pretty much poison to your pets and babies!).