Cotton....it's for snacking...or one day soon will be. Leave it to the Aggies to engineer a crop you can wear or eat. Researchers at Texas A&M just got a green light from the USDA to pursue it.
Dr Keerti Rathore has spent decades engineering cotton seed that could become an edible protein to feed the world population.
What does it taste like? Reportedly, a bit like hummus….the experimental seed ground into a flour can be used in a variety of ways for people. And when used as animal feed, the quality of protein would produce better meat as well, especially important in Third World countries.
TAMU edible cotton….good news for the world and for Texas farmers where cotton has a long history as king.