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2008-06-26 00:50:00

Chocolate maker Mars Inc announced on Thursday that it would collaborate with IBM and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to sequence the DNA of the cocoa tree. The initiative, known as the Chocolate Genome Project, would assist in breeding programs that scientists hope will improve the quality and health of cocoa crops. Such improvements would allow for crops that are more resistant to pests, diseases, and water shortages. "Sequencing the cocoa genome is a significant scientific step...

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2008-04-21 10:35:00

The results of a University of Illinois study have demonstrated an effective way to lower cholesterol levels "“ by eating chocolate bars."Eating two CocoaVia dark chocolate bars a day not only lowered cholesterol, it had the unexpected effect of also lowering systolic blood pressure," said John Erdman, a U. of I. professor of food science and human nutrition.The study, funded in part by Mars Inc., the company that makes the bars, was published in this month's Journal of Nutrition.Erdman...

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2006-02-10 08:05:00

By Christopher Doering WASHINGTON -- Medications derived from a component of cocoa are still several years away despite studies suggesting it could help prevent cancer and cardiovascular diseases in humans, food and industry experts said on Thursday. The compounds, known as flavonoids, are found in chocolate and a host of other products including vegetables, green tea and red wine. A growing body of research has shown that flavonoids can help blood vessels work more efficiently, raising the...

2006-02-10 08:00:00

By Christopher Doering WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Medications derived from a component of cocoa are still several years away despite studies suggesting it could help prevent cancer and cardiovascular diseases in humans, food and industry experts said on Thursday. The compounds, known as flavonoids, are found in chocolate and a host of other products including vegetables, green tea and red wine. A growing body of research has shown that flavonoids can help blood vessels work more efficiently,...

2005-07-01 08:58:40

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The manufacturers of Snickers and Marschocolate bars announced a product recall in Australia's NewSouth Wales state on Friday after a threat to contaminate thechocolate snack bars. Masterfoods Australia New Zealand, an umbrella managementorganization for privately held U.S. company Mars Inc., said athreat had been made to poison a member of the public withtampered chocolate bars. The company was withdrawing tens of thousands of Snickersand Mars bars from 5,500 retail...


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