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Oregon State Scientist Creates Edible Plastic. What Does It Taste Like?


A scientist at Oregon State University is developing edible food packing as well as edible coating for fruits and vegetables. Her goals: reduce plastic waste and keep food fresher longer. Katie Herzog visits Yanyun Zhao in her lab for a taste test.

“ReInventors” is produced by KCTS 9 and PBS Digital Studios and hosted by Katie Herzog. Each episode features scientists, inventors and tinkerers who are reimagining the basic elements of our everyday lives. 

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