Washington: The humble bowl of porridge is not just good for inner health and outer beauty, but for the planet too, say scientists.
"We`re aware that the search for bio-based materialsfor personal care applications is becoming more important dueto a global move away from using non-renewable resources andenvironmentally damaging, chemical-based production methods,"Macdonald said. The team is focusing on extracting biopolymers fromnatural materials using eco-friendly methods as an alternativeto synthetically derived molecules. According to the CEO of Biopolymer Network Limited,owned by AgResearch, Sarah Heine, the company has alreadypatented a water-based extraction technology and furtherresearch is focused on modifying resultant molecules to makethem suitable for use in beauty products.
"This is just one of many projects currentlyunderway," Heine said. PTI
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