Cellulose is the most abundant organic material which can be used as a source of food, fuel and chemicals. The net world-wide production of cellulose is estimated at one hundred billion tons per year. This is approximately 150 lbs. of cellulose per day for each and every one of the earth's 3.9 billion people. The energy to produce this vast quantity of cellulose comes from the sun and is fixed by photosynthesis.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
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"Food from Newspaper,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 12
, Article 9.
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