As I was getting my regular dose of food blogging I came across Food Museum's post on bioplastics. How wonderful I thought! Finally after 10 years of searching for plastic spoons made of cornstarch after reading about it in the unlikely source W magazine. Better late than never, bottling and packaging companies are looking into making plastics made of cornstarch instead of petroleum which is toxic and hazardous to the environment. Bioplastics are biodegradable and edible!
Here are some websites and pdf files to peruse and use, some have homemade recipes for making bioplastics.
Information on cornstarch based biodegradable plastic bags made by Australian company Mater-Bi
An interesting and educational site for science students and anyone else actually
Bioplastics cost the same as conventional plastics and can be eaten too!
Southeast Asian companies into bioplastics
Switching to biodegradable packing fillers
Turning biodegradable plastic bags into compost
Make your own bioplastic:
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This study by The Organic Center for Education and Promotion shows that organically grown fruits and vegetables contain more antioxidants than those grown conventionally. The site also describes the benefits to your health when eating fruits and veggies that are rich in antioxidants.