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Car tyres made from dandelions

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As natural rubber production falls short of demand, it’s time to consider alternatives, like the dandelion.

Mention dandelion and a shudder wriggles down most gardeners’ spines. Scourge of lawns, borders, patios and allotments, they’re a major reason why we spend a fortune on weed killer or hours bent double, extracting their thong-like roots. Now, a species of Russian dandelion is set to become one of the most important plants on the planet, propping up civilisation with rubber made from the glutinous, milky sap found in its roots.

http://www.telegraph...dandelions.html

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Italians love dandelions in food and salads .my mom used to pick them out of our lawn,and eat em. My bunnies love it .

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