Roblimo from the just-add-four-bacteria-genes-and-stir dept.
Quetzalcoatl sent in a link to a BBC story about new genetically modified plants from Monsanto that grow biodegradable plastic. Apparently the next step is to get the plants to produce enough plastic to be worth growing commercially, which may not be possible. But hey! You never know until you try, right?
What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind.
-- Thomas Hewitt Key, 1799-1875