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Author: DCWD40 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 2404  
Subject: Re: PEP: Plant-based bottle Date: 3/16/2011 1:13 AM
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Switchgrass (I think that is the proper spelling) is looking like it can do everything. A feedstock for bottles. Forage for cattle. Feedstock for liquid fuel to replace oil. It's a native plant to Canada, the US and Mexico that grows on marginal land!

But, as this board knows, industry loves to genetically engineer its way to a better yield. That is happening with switchgrass too. Let's hope that the early innovators like Pepsi have enough social responsibility to demand a non-GM product before they find out that their "special seed" has not so special side effects.

W.D.
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