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Sunday, November 12 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Genetic Diversity of chocolate: Mapping cacao across the world

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To understand the influence of genotype on cacao production the Sustainable Perennial Crops Lab USDA/ARS, in Beltsville MD, has evaluated cacao samples from various area around the globe.  The status of production and the genotypes used will be discussed for several fine flavored cacao growing regions.   This information is vital for chocolate makers to help improve their cacao sourcing and to protect and preserve premium cacaos.


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Lyndel Meinhardt

Research Leader, USDA/ARS
Lyndel W. Meinhardt is the Research Leader for the Sustainable Perennial Crops Laboratory at the Beltsville Area Research Center – USDA/ARS. Prior to join ARS, he worked as a visiting scientist in Brazil for 10 years where he collaborated with the Xylella fastidiosa, Moniliophthora... Read More →

Sunday November 12, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Smith Cove Cruise Terminal Pier 91 Seattle 2001 W. Garfield Street, Seattle WA 98119