27 April 2012

PERU: Fight Over Inferior Chocolate Plant...Gets Bitter.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/25/us-peru-cocoa-idUSBRE83O19I20120425


     A USA agency has been pushing Peruvian farmers to switch to cultivating an inferior...but high yield cocoa plant...in place of growing coca leaves used to make cocaine.
     That has upset chocolate experts...who worry the nasty, acid-tasting CCN-51 hybrid will replace the rarer but superior native cocoa plants.