YH Zhang an associate professor at Virginia Tech

Food without Soil and Water

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Is it a joke? Since when can we grow plants without soil and water and no plants no food right?

A team of researchers at Virginia Tech lled by YH Zhang an associate professor,  have been working on a formula to convert  cellulose into starch. They were able to do so recently.  Almost 20 to 40 percent of our daily diet is starch. The researchers used  corn stover-the stem, leaves, and husk of a corn plant for cellulose.  Plants that are not food crops can be used for their cellulose which can be converted into edible starch.


Isn’t it amazing that in this world where food is so scarce, scientist have invented something which may solve the hunger problems of the world.

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