Vita-Cocoa beans are cocoa beans that have been genetically modified to have vitamin A, from carrots, in them. So, when you eat chocolate made from vita-cocoa beans, along with sugar and fat calories, you will get vitamin A. To make my GMO, carrots and cocoa bean tree seeds are needed. You can create my GMO by first isolating the gene, which codes for vitamin A, from a carrot. Then, you amplify the gene to create multiple copies. Next, you combine the vitamin A gene with a promoter and a poly A sequence. After that, you insert the new vitamin A gene into plasmid. Next, you multiply the plasmid in bacteria. Then, you recover the cloned construct, which has the vitamin A gene. After that, you transfer the construct into the cocoa bean tree seed. Then, the vitamin A gene combines with the cocoa bean tree seed, which later plants vita-cocoa beans.
Benefits/Risks of Vita-Cocoa Beans
Vita-Cocoa beans was mainly an idea for the benefits. The main benefit is that people can be eating chocolate, which is something they love, while also getting vitamin A. But, there are always risks that come with benefits. One risk is that getting too much vitamin A. Many people would think that it is okay to eat a lot of vitamins, and it is more tempting in chocolate form. Taking too much vitamin A can cause dizziness, nausea, coma, and even death. Another risk is calories. Many people, again, would think that it is okay to eat too much of chocolate made from vita-cocoa beans. But, the calories and sugar amounts are the same.
Who Would Support Vita-Cocoa Beans?
Many people would love vita-cocoa beans for the benefits. Parents of young kids, who do not eat their carrots, would consider vita-cocoa beans the best thing on the planet earth. But, one big thing to consider before actually producing it is vita-cocoa beans really worth it. In the US, many people eat over the portion size of regular food. And, if anyone actually releases vita-cocoa beans, many people would most likely not follow portion size because they might think it is the best eating a lot of vitamin A. Little does anyone know that vitamin A can cause coma or death. Chocolate from vita-cocoa bean might cause many deaths in the world.