This is a quick lesson in the science of corn—using biotechnology to convert cornstarch into chemicals and fibers. And how the simple act of including corn in industrial applications changes everything. In pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Textiles and finished leather. Spark plugs and fireworks. Biodegradable plastics.
Corn answers our need for sustainable growth in new and unexpected markets. It challenges our dependence on foreign oil and reduces the environmental impact of all things petroleum-based. The same corn that feeds us and fuels our productivity makes the impossible possible. Because the best thing about corn is everything that corn can be.