Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Scientists waiting on patent for new cocoa varieties

Trinidad Express: "AGRICULTURAL scientists have conjured up a way to grow new types of cocoa plants and are waiting on a patent to reveal them, Prof Pathmanathan Umaharan, chairman of the ad-hoc committee, New Plant Varieties, says.

'There are five varieties of them and because they have not been protected, I think at this stage we should not really divulge the details of them,' he told the Express at the formal opening ceremony of the 'Regional Seminar on New Plant Variety Protection under the UPOV Convention' at the Crowne Plaza hotel, Port of Spain, on Monday"

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