DNA – The Genetic Blueprint

At the center of every living creature on the planet is a blueprint of its genetic makeup. This is called DNA and it influences everything from the organisms’ physical structure to its appearance and even its mental processes. It is interesting to note however, that for all our vast differences, our DNA is actually a lot more alike than different. However it is those slight disparities that make humans so different from animals. Given the vast … [Read more...]

Chocolate Grows on Trees

Chocolate - comes from the seeds of the cacao or chocolate tree. The Greek name is Theobromacacao Linnaeus and means the food of the gods. The chocolate tree produces large pods containing 30 to 40 bitter seeds imbedded in a sweet sticky pulp. The sticky pulp was a staple food of the Mayans 2000 years ago and both the Mayans and the Aztecs used the seeds to make a chocolate drink. Once the pods are split open and the cacao beans removed, they … [Read more...]