It’s been said, often correctly, that necessity is the mother of invention. Combine that with three budding chemists and you get…edible bale wrap.
Three chemistry Ph.D. students at Imperial College in London have invented a bale wrap that’s not only edible, but could also be used to provide nutrient supplements to animals eating it.
The trio came up with the idea after one team member, who grew up on a farm, noticed his parent’s beef herd was creating a lot of wrapping waste and one cow even died after eating the plastic wrapping, reports the Northern Ag Network.
But don’t put that pocket knife away just yet. The product is estimated to be three to five years away from becoming commercially available to farmers.
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