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dissecting the genome of the cocoa bean

U.S. government scientists are launching a five-year project aimed at safeguarding the world's chocolate supply by dissecting the genome of the cocoa bean. The goal is to produce more and better-tasting chocolate.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture team will analyze the more than 400 million parts of the cocoa genome, a process that could help battle crippling crop diseases. The study is funded with more than $10 million from candy company Mars Inc.,
Ironically, cocoa is generally not produced in the U.S. The USDA has an interest in the crop because so many domestically produced items -- raisins and almonds, for example -- are important to chocolate.

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My name is Anna.
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By day I am a dietician, ironically as it may seem.
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