Waste potatoes transformed into beauty creams
Waste from potato crops could be recycled into medical gels and beauty creams thanks to a new University of East Anglia (UEA) research project.
With colleagues from the John Innes Centre (JIC), the University of Bath and the University of Exeter, UEA will pioneer new products for the pharmaceutical, beauty, home product and food industries.
Prof Yaroslav Khimyak from UEA’s School of Pharmacy said the gels could have a range of uses from cosmetics and beauty products to medical wound-healing and drug delivery creams.
“As well as helping reduce waste, this project will also reduce production costs and CO2 emissions currently associated with the manufacturing of conventional gels,” he said.
Prof Rob Field from JIC said the project brought together science and engineering in a targeted manner: “It needs a multi-disciplinary team to Your last week’s quote from Audu Ogbeh explains it all on how herders have for long been neglected in our national planning as if they are not Nigerians. We hope the present administration will address the injustice by incorporating the livestock sub-sector in our agricultural policy. May God help Nigeria and many thanks to you all at Daily Trust, too.
Ardo Ibrahim, Yola, Adamawa State
Thanks, Ardo, the Agric Minister, Audu Ogbeh, was reported to have made the statement recently at the government house in Yola, Adamawa State during a sensitisation forum with stakeholders in the state on the federal government’s plan to establish cattle ranches in some parts of the country.
It is our hope also that the policy makers get it right this time or at least find lasting solution to the lingering herders/farmers clashes across the country. devise practical solutions that map to industry needs,” he said.
You people are doing a wonderful job, may God continue to strengthen you. Please, can you revisit your story on grass cutter rearing reported some time ago. The piece was educative and I will like to take up my farming along that line. Thanks.
Samson Bako, Pesipa village, Bwari Area Council, FCT.
Your request is noted and will be looked into accordingly. In the meantime, you can read the story by visiting www.dailytrust.com.ng and click on agriculture to search for the story as published in our February 18, 2016 edition. Thanks.
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