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Farm Waste Fashionistas

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Can corn husks rival cotton as a mainstay for textiles? University of Nebraska biochemical engineer Yiqi Yang has developed a patented process to extract fibers from husks that can be spun into textile yarns. But is there a market for corn husks? That may hinge on innovations by two agricultural engineers who design sustainable harvesting equipment. Watch "Farm Waste Fashionistas" to find out.

Aired: 03/17/14

Rating: NR

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