Plenty of Products
The sky's the
limit when it comes to the number of new products that could result
from genetic engineering. So what's in the works?
is working on cotton genetically engineered to be naturally blue,
so jeans wouldn't have to be dyed.
- Monsanto is genetically engineering cotton that has fibers
that don't twist, resulting in fabric that doesn't need to be ironed.
- Another cotton is under development to produce a polyester-like
fiber that is much warmer than the synthetic fiber.
- Genetically engineered wheat may result in biodegradable
plastic wrap, a low-calorie fat substitute and biodegradable cups
- Korean scientists are working on poplar trees that produce
The list goes
on and on. What products would you like to see developed? Would
they benefit the environment? Could they harm it?
Source: Ag Biotech Infosource.
"Saskatoon Researchers Hope to Turn Starch Into Gold."