Journey to the Chocolate Forest
by John LaPolla, Biological Sciences Professor, Towson University
I explore the intricate and delicious world of chocolate production. We will embark on a journey to the tropics where cacao grows and cocoa beans are harvested then move on to the factories where those beans are transformed into the wonderful thing we call chocolate. Along the way, I will sprinkle in anecdotes of how my studies on ants have brought me to the tropics and to the forests where cacao grows. There may also be the opportunity to taste some craft chocolate from some local makers as well!
at the Baltimore Science Fiction Society