Cargill Dow offers 'non-GM' maize for biopolymer feedstock

Seven UK clothing and bedding companies have signed up to use the new "Ingeo" fibre range made from maize-derived polylactic acid (PLA) produced by Cargill Dow. The move marks a further step towards the large-scale commercialisation of renewable alternatives to petrochemical-based polymers - but questions remain over whether the company's efforts to overcome resistance to products made from genetically modified crops will prove sufficient in the European market.

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