|Aspergillus growing out of a bioplastic pellet|
'Bioplastic bullets' made out of cornstarch and vegetable oil are effective at containing the 'non-producer' fungus for dispersal and subsequently allow good growth of the fungus. This method of packaging has improved properties for stable storage of the mold compared with the earlier methods involving the used of grain coated in fungal material, and the bioplastic is a lot less attractive to animals that eat seeds & grain so losses are reduced (as well as reducing the health risk to the animals presumably). Bioplastic degrades naturally once scattered onto the field.
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