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Food as Fuel Wire

Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 10.44.34 AM.pngCould spinach be the fuel of the future? Modern Farmer looks into a study that is trying to figure out how to convert leafy greens into biodegradable energy. Says Yulia Pushkar, an associate professor of physics at Purdue University: "Spinach leaves, like all other green plants and cyanobacteria, have unique machinery that collects sunlight and converts it into chemical energy... [it's possible that] the machinery of photosynthesis can be recreated by humans in a device to provide clean, renewable energy." [Modern Farmer]