Scientists Begin Project To Unlock Genetic Code Of Chocolate

June 26, 2008

Scientists have united from both the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and IBM to kick off the Chocolate Genome Project.  ..Washington (ChattahBox) – Scientists have united from both the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and IBM to kick off the Chocolate Genome Project.

The project is aimed at finding a better understanding of how cocoa trees are made, and how they can improve them, making the more resistant to climate change, diseases, and more.

The Chocolate Genome Project will take 5-years to finish.

It is also possible that by completing this project, they could create genetically modified chocolate as well.

Once the project is done, all data collected will be made available for free without any patent needed.

The global supply of cocoa beans has dropped due to a variety of environmental reasons, causing a price increase. The project could help with the issue.


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