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Dandelions Ruin Your Front Yard but Could Be the Future of the Rubber Industry

Meer, I.M. van der

Summary

Americans stamp out the yellow-flowered weed from their lawns; its useful cousin from Kazakhstan is hard to cultivate. Scientists have been tackling the vexing issue for decades, trying new tactics and engineering new equipment. Researchers have traveled to the high plains in Kazakhstan in prusuit. Companies and governments are spending heavily. Their mission: Grow more dandelions