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August 12, 2005

Plastic sugarcane - the crop of the future?

ABC Wide Bay Queensland

In ten years time, the rolling paddocks of sugar cane throughout the Wide Bay could be fifteen percent plastic.

"Sugar is a perfect crop for genetic modification,"

Sugarcane containing plastic, unlike cereal crops modified to have higher protein levels or chemical resistance, has no potential to affect humans, since it won't be ingested.

Link: Plastic sugarcane - the crop of the future?.

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