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Saturday, November 10 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Is there a genetically engineered future for chocolate?

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Our genetic code makes up who we are and that's true for chocolate as well. Slight genetic differences among groups of trees may alter the way that chocolate resists diseases, combats climate change as well as tastes. This talk will explain the foundation behind the importance of genetics for securing a future full of chocolate and provide insight into the latest research.

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Romi Burks

Professor of Biology, Southwestern University
Dr. Romi Burks (@ProfRomi on Twitter), Professor of Biology at Southwestern University, teaches a multidisciplinary class about chocolate that identifies connections between chocolate and different areas of study. Interested in chocolate education for the last decade, Burks has given... Read More →

Saturday November 10, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm PST