July 10, 2008

Mars Candy Spending $10M to Sequence the Chocolate Genome

dna-ladder50.jpgDid you know the cacao tree is responsible for a $13 billion dollar-a-year chocolate industry in the U.S. alone. That's a lot of chocolate. So it stands to reason that with climate change and the spread of diseases, chocolate companies are looking to make sure their cacao stocks are strong. Which is why Mars Candy, along with IBM and the USDA are spending $10 million to sequence the entire genome of the plant.

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Posted by Bob Wallace at July 10, 2008 5:25 AM
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