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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

The following possible future kashrus issue is from the NZHerald and adurabiopolymers posted on June 13, 2013.

Aduro Biopolymers LP. of New Zealand is devloping Novatein is a bioplastic from blood meal.
The manufacturing process involved adding water and various agents to the blood meal - sourced from rendering companies that altered its protein structure. The "slurry" then goes into an extruder that processes it into plastic granules that will be sold as Novatein.
The product offers an alternative to regular plastics made from petrochemicals. manufacturers will purchase Novatein and mould it into plastic products such as trays, containers and clips used in the horticultural industry
Novatein was more expensive than some regular plastic products, which can sell for less than $2 a kg, it solved problems for its users. One use is for strawberry farmers. Using the bioplastic biodegradable to cover plants, eliminates the need to collect it after harvest.

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