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Transformation Of Cellulose Into Starch [Pic+]

Could the conversion of inedible plant matter fuel a growing population?

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papajon0s1
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 579 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 6:37:37 AM
Now... how to keep government grubbby little hands off!!!! Let the market decide.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14130 Posts
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 8:30:22 PM
Could the conversion of inedible plant matter fuel a growing population?

Yeah, feed it to cows -- big, fat, juicy, tasty cows...mmmm...

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 4:05:51 PM

Don't ever trust Asian scientists.
They also make hamburgers from re-sequenced human poop.

Geogypsy
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2407 Posts
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 1:29:40 PM
Now, now, edana and greenbasterd
I have good news for you; the starch created from the cellulose is called amylose which is good source of dietary fiber that has been found to decrease the risk of obesity and the diabeetus.

Only 30% of cellulose is converted into amylose while the rest is hydrolyzed into glucose which is suitable for ethanol production.

Woo hoo, everybody wins! Now, I wonder how long it will take before it's FDA approved and Monsanto hops on board?

greenbasterd
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2339 Posts
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 12:57:51 PM
drat that turn it into alcohol!!!!

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