Kelly Hensel

Kelly Hensel

Cacao Pod in Mars' greenhouse at UC Davis

A cacao pod on a tree at Mars' greenhouse facility at the University of California, Davis. Photo courtesy of Mars Wrigley

“Cocoa could be extinct by 2050,” says Amanda Davies, chief procurement and sustainability officer at Mars Wrigley, a business segment of Mars Inc. With a warming planet, diseases and pests are becoming increasingly problematic for cacao trees, a crop that can only grow within about 20 degrees north and south of the equator. The loss would be devastating to the 50 …

Mars Cacao Conservation Room at UC Davis

Mars conducting drought tolerance and rootstock testing at UC Davis

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  1. Confectionary
  2. Sustainability

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Kelly Hensel is deputy managing editor, print & digital, of Food Technology magazine ([email protected]).
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