USA – PLASTIC FROM PLANTS
Source: Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News – 04 March 2021
Agricultural bioscience company Yield10 may have come a step closer to this great future [bioplastics]. Soon, they may be growing smartphone cases, wall plates, and plastic utensils next to rows of corn and soybeans.
On January 19, the company announced the successful completion of field trials of multiple lines of GM Camelina sativa, an oilseed crop.
The plants were GM with undisclosed bacterial genes to produce polyhydroxyalkanoates, PHAs, a polymer produced by some bacterial and archaea species as an energy store.