Miraculin, derived from the 'Miracle Berry' can turn lemons into lemonade, really. In a quest to synthesize and commercialise this 'game-changing' non-calorific sweetener, is a start-up biotech firm in New York.
Ghana has long had a popular local confectionery, Golden Tree chocolate. Why not, as it's an integral centre of the cocoa industry? What's special about Golden Tree, however, is that it doesn't melt despite the year-long heat. So how does a Ghanaian company do it? The global chocolate industry, whose is expected to climb to nearly US$100-billion by 2016, would dearly love to know.