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BIO 2006 holds unique fashion show
Apr '06
BIO 2006 in Chicago, last Monday gave a taste of the techonlogy that goes in the food featured like spices enhanced from yeast extract; cheese derived from microbe cultures that make cheese from milk and sweeteners made with enzymes that break corn down into sugar.

Several items like plates, cups and utensils used to serve food were manufactured through biodegradable plastics, made from agricultural feed stocks, instead of oil were also features during the show.

Biotech industry has spread its wings over agricultural, feedstock and chemicals sector and though Illinois does not have large industrial within the sector, says a report.

Interestingly, BIO 2006 was used as a platform to display apparels, gowns and other dresses made from polyactic acid - a polyester derived completely from corn rather than petroleum.

Models sashayed on the ramp during the glitering fashion show.

Over 18,000 companies, institutions and other organizations working in the field of research and development from health care, agriculture, industrial and environmental biotechnology products attended the event.

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