New Uses for Food?
Big Agriculture/Government has recently had another lightning strike idea. * One that nearly rivals artificial fat for ice cream and potato chips in a world that starves. An enterprising researcher has come up with cheeseburger containers (now made of paperboard) made of wheat. And wheat starch could also be used for disposable coffee cups, plates, supermarket meat trays, and carryout boxes. It seems potato-starch containers already exist, but wheat starch is "more abundant".
What happened to farmers "feeding our nation and the world", which has been used as the mantra for eliminating woodlands and green space?
Why do we make the perception of greed so easy?
*Science News, Vol.159, April 14,2001, "Chemistry : Would you like wheat with that burger?" page 237.
- October, 2001
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