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Can biotechnology move us toward a sustainable society?


A case study of biodegradable polymer production from agricultural feedstocks casts doubt on the premise that alternative biological processes always offer environmental benefits over conventional manufacturing processes.

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Figure 1: The analyzed multistep PHA production process.


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Gerngross, T. Can biotechnology move us toward a sustainable society?. Nat Biotechnol 17, 541–544 (1999).

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