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Researchers sub feathers for petroleum in plastic

posted on May 6, 2011 at 11:05 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Researchers have developed ways to substitute chicken feathers for petroleum in some plastic products, and at least two companies are working to bring items ranging from biodegradable flower pots to office furniture to market. Full Story

ADM and University of Illinois Partner In Food-Waste Research.

posted on January 21, 2011 at 12:01 PM

URBANA, Ill (AP) -- Farmers in Argentina have found that simply using jumbo plastic bags can help protect their harvested corn from the elements before it's sold and heads for processing. Full Story

A New Microwavable Food Package

posted on September 13, 2002 at 8:09 PM

In an effort to steer away from Styrofoam, which can cause a chemical transfer to food and even more so when heated, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new type of disposable tray. Full Story

Natural Synthetic

posted on July 19, 2002 at 8:07 PM

Feed, fuel and plastic … from alfalfa. Full Story


posted on May 3, 2002 at 8:05 PM

Fossil fuel based polystyrene may have competition from plants. Researchers are attempting to use rice and wheat straw in the manufacture of shock-absorbent packaging. The high cellulose content fibers are mixed with water, clays and starches... Full Story

Food Film

posted on July 6, 2001 at 8:07 PM

It's a snack food … and now also incredible, edible … food packaging. Full Story

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