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Switzerland Scientists Begin Manufacturing Chocolate In The Laboratory (Video)

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Scientists in Switzerland have developed a method to grow chocolate in the laboratory.

According to a report by the World Economic Forum, the chocolate which is grown in the lab has the texture of a traditionally produced chocolate.

The only difference is, the lab grown Swiss chocolate has a more fruitier taste than than traditionally produced one.

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The method starts with scientists growing cell cultures from cocoa beans. The cultures are then mixed with a nutrient solution and they begin to multiply.

The scientist then harvest, dry and roast the biomass. Cocoa butter, sugar and an emulsifier called lethicin is added.

A dark 70%-strength chocolate is produced at the end of the process.

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The World Economic Forum believes the discovery can help solve the deforestation and child labour associated with mass cocoa production to feed the growing chocolate market.

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