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  • Indonesia
  • Cacao is planted on over 70000 square kilometres worldwide with 40% of production coming from Côte d'Ivoire , Ghana , and Indonesia . (wikipedia.org)
  • indigenous
  • Cacao growing in any other region is a stranger to its indigenous roots making it susceptible to detrimental genetic variations and most commonly diminished genome by human-induced hybridization. (gabriellebrick.com)
  • genetic
  • To counter the effects of these so-called "conditions," the study has proposed using a new technology called CRISPR, which uses genetic modification to "develop cacao plants that don't wilt or rot at their current elevations, doing away with the need to relocate farms or find another approach. (naturalnews.com)
  • made
  • The results of this study challenge assumptions made by climate change proponents about the possible extinction of cacao trees . (naturalnews.com)
  • bitter
  • Cacao seeds have to be sun-dried and fermented to bestow its complex flavor profile and unique bitter, floral, citrus, and aromatic dimensions. (gabriellebrick.com)