Threat Of Cacao Seeds Becoming Extinct By 2050 Has Farmers Nonprofit Coalition Looking To Genetic Engineering For Solutions

Feb. 12, 2019

As chocolate supplies decrease and demand increases, the nonprofit farmers' coalition A Fresh Look supports GMO technology as a possible solution considering the possibility cacao seeds could become extinct, Business Insider reports.


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Chocolate To Become Extinct In 40 Years

Jan. 4, 2018
Scientists at the University of California are teaming up with Mars company to explore gene-editing technology in an attempt to try and save cacao plants, what chocolate is made...
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USDA Approves Genetically Modified Apples That Won’t Brown

Feb. 18, 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced its decision to deregulate the first two non-browning apple varieties, Arctic® Golden and Arctic® Granny apples, in the...

Several States Reject GMO Labeling

Nov. 6, 2014
Colorado and Oregon voters rejected genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling ballot measures in Tuesday’s election, according to NPR. In Colorado, 66 percent voted against...
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Chocolate Prices Expected To Rise Due To Cocoa Shortages

Feb. 18, 2014
Cocoa prices are increasing as farmers are unable to produce enough cocoa to meet demands, according to The Wall Street Journal. Cocoa prices have increased 9 percent in 2014....