Trade of the Day: Say No to Frankencoffee
The genetic sequence of the robusta coffee beanhas been decoded by a team of more than 60 scientists, Bloomberg Businessweek's Caroline Winter reports. The research paves the way to growing tailored beans that don't produce caffeine, the addictive ingredient in coffee that now must be chemically extracted.
So the Trade of the Day is to grab yourself a steaming cup of full-strength heartstarter, reject neutered genetically modified Frankencoffee and pray for rain in Brazil, where a drought has helped to drive up the the price of unadulterated robusta beans almost 40 percent since November.
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