Al­ter­na­tive to the rub­ber tree

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RE­SEARCHERS HAVE es­tab­lished the ba­sis for the large-scale pro­duc­tion of high qual­ity rub­ber with Rus­sian dan­de­lion. Dan­de­lions have the ad­van­tage of grow­ing an­nu­ally, while the nat­u­ral rub­ber tree takes be­tween seven and 10 years to de­liver the first harvest. Ap­prox­i­mately 40,000 prod­ucts of ev­ery­day life con­tain rub­ber. Na­ture Plants, April 27

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