This 3 minute 10 second story was produced by Rueters International. A Reuters video reporter who, after agreement not to reveal the location, traveled to the Marañón Canyon. He visited the farms during havrest, a farmers association meeting and the Marañón Chocolate fermenting and drying facilities.
Reuters then traveled to the USDA/Agricultural Reserch Service near Washington, DC to talk with Dr. Lyndel Meinhardt and Dr. Dapeng Zhang, the scientist who did the Genetic testing testing. The DNA reveals the rediscovery of Pure Nacional, the thought-be-extinct raw matieral of the world’s most sought after chocolate until it disappears nearly 100 year ago.