Ancient civilizations drank and worshipped it, the wealthy flaunted it and wars were fought over it (even today); it’s no exaggeration to say that the cocoa bean is one powerful little seed. And as a wise uncle once famously said, “With great power, comes great responsibility.”
The History and Controversy Behind Genetically Modified Organisms
By Lesley Rozycki (Journalism Capstone Project)
For thousands of years, we have played with our food. Whether to create a hardier, disease-resistant crop, or a juicier apple, modifying the genes in our fruits and vegetables is nothing new, but how it is done has changed.