Indonesia’s “Frankentrees” turn cocoa dream into nightmare : somatic embryogenesis, or SE experiment disaster

By Lewa Pardomuan and Michael TaylorPosted 2012/10/15 at 7:50 pm EDT PINRANG/JAKARTA, Oct. 15, 2012 (Reuters) β€” Nurhaedah, a vivacious Indonesian cocoa trader, shakes her head in disappointment as she sifts through a pile of blackened, shriveled beans. Yet another crop from “Frankentrees”: weak, misshapen cocoa trees toppling under their own weight. A $350-million campaign…