Nation Oct 28

How cocoa traders make money on the Ebola scare

Days before Halloween, the price of cocoa, and therefore chocolate bars, is up. But Ebola isn't actually threatening the cocoa supply in West Africa, says commodities trader David Martin. Instead, the market is reacting to human fears, and for traders…

Science Jun 26

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Scientists to Begin Mapping the Cocoa Genome

Chocolate maker Mars Inc. will fund a five year, $10 million project to map the cocoa bean genome -- work that could lead to hardier, higher-yielding crops and better quality chocolate, the company announced Thursday.

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