Eat your shirt: Edible cotton coming soon

Americans may soon be eating cotton for the first time — not just wearing it — as a new edible variety is poised to enter the market. 

On Tuesday, the US Department of Agriculture gave the green light to commercialise a biotech versiion of the cotton plant whose seeds can be eaten, according to Texas A& M university which developed it over more than two decades. US Food and Drug Administration approval is still needed, which the university said it expects within months. After that, farmers will be able to grow cotton for food as well as for fiber....Read more


Source web page: Times of india


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