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Humanity's obsession with chocolate may go back much further than we thought New evidence reported in Nature Ecology & Evolution on Monday suggests that the cacao tree, from which we collect cocoa beans to make chocolate, was domesticated by humans in South America more than 1,500 years earlier than previously thought. [...]
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St. Louis startup partners with Mars Inc. to protect cacao trees from climate change Rising temperatures in tropical forests along the equator are threatening cacao trees -— the source of beans used in making chocolate. Benson Hill, a St. Louis-based agricultural technology company is partnering with the world's leading candy [...]
The Science of Good Chocolate “It's like adopting a baby, where you can make [a great] impact on the expression of genetic potential.” But by the time a chocolate maker receives cocoa beans, “it can be likened to adopting a teenager, where the personality has been expressed already. [...]
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Custom KitKat shop opens in Japan Just when we thought KitKat mania couldn't go any farther, Nestle opened a made-to-order chocolate shop this October at Namba Station, in the Chuo ward of Osaka, on Japan's Honshu island. The premium Place your order. Like a Willy Wonka Factory for [...]
An excerpt from my chapter (32) in The Handbook of Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not-for-Profit Boards, edited by Dr. Richard LeBlanc, and published by Wiley, 2016.Natural disasters due to climate change, violence and terrorism in volatile regions, increasing scarcity of food and water, wealth inequality and poverty, and the spread of deadly disease are expected to continue to threaten lives, property, and prosperity in the twenty-first century. Only...
CommentsPrintBy Michael Floreak Globe correspondent September 13, 2017“Chocolate is chocolate is chocolate, right?” asks food writer Megan Giller. In her new book “Bean to Bar Chocolate: America’s Craft Chocolate Revolution” Giller answers her own question — with a definitive no. Over more than 200 pages, the Brooklyn-based author chronicles an increasingly popular process that takes small batch producers from raw cocoa beans to finished single-source chocolate, a process that has...
It's cocoa season across the southern half of the Ivory Coast. The pods are ripe for picking, some turning from green to yellow, like bananas. Except these trees are unlike anything I've seen before; a quirk of evolution, they would look at home in C.S. Lewis' Narnia or Tolkien's Middle-earth: their precious cargo grows not from the branches, but straight out of the tree trunk. It's October, a critical time of year for the poorest rural communities who sell cocoa beans -- and for chocolate...
Chocolate has been recognized as a favorite treat to people all over the world. But just how much do you know about this bean and how it made its way to be your delicious dessert? Learn all about the key moments in the history of the cocoa beans and you will come to appreciate your next chocolate bar even more!IMAGE: PEXELS1. Chocolate Is A Vegetable (kind of)Chocolate is made from cocoa beans that naturally grow on trees in hot places like Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Indonesia, and Nigeria. One...