CSIRO scientists discover how to grow coloured cotton, removing need for harmful chemical dyes

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“A few dozen petri dishes in a high-tech greenhouse in Canberra hold the potential to transform the global textiles industry.

They contain plant tissue, which within days will grow into cotton plants: not standard, everyday white cotton, but ones with a dazzling array of colours.

They are the product of CSIRO plant breeders dedicated to producing better, sustainable natural fibres that will hopefully one day lead to wrinkle-free, naturally dyed, stretchy cotton to outperform synthetic fabrics.”

View the whole story here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-27/csiro-scientists-grow-coloured-cotton/12395250


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