Chocolate genome sequencing opens door to modified food

From your Dec. 29 edition “Big step for better chocolate:”

“The production of high quality chocolate, and the farmers who grow it, will benefit from the recent sequencing and assembly of the chocolate tree genome, according to an international team from 20 institutions.”

Genetically modified foods are proving to be far inferior, severely allergenic and sometimes even lethal to the consumer. Now they are going to ruin chocolate! one of the most coveted and beneficial fruits “of the Gods” designed perfectly for our consumption.

Hopefully Costa Rica will preserve this treasure of a heritage food, from Nature in its original form!

Alana Shaffer
Sardinal, Guanacaste

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