Waste pota­toes trans­formed into beauty creams

Daily Trust - - GOLDEN HARVEST -

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

An­swer

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.

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- Ed­i­tor.

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.

An­swer

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.

- Ed­i­tor.

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