University of Reading - Chocolate brownie points

April 15, 2010

Chocoholics can rest assured that researchers are working to ensure the continued production of their favourite food. A five-year research project at the University of Reading will investigate the pests and diseases responsible for the loss of one-third of the world's potential cocoa production, as well as the impact of climate change. Using state-of-the-art greenhouses that simulate different climate conditions in cocoa-growing regions, Reading researchers aim to help develop robust new varieties of the bean.

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