On Monday August 10 on the International Space Station, a batch of romaine lettuce became the first food grown and consumed in space. On a gustatory adventure never attempted by humanity, the verdict from astronaut Scott Kelly went: “Tastes good. Kinda like arugula.” It was a strangely appropriate comment, given that arugula is also known as rocket.
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.