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Bacteria makes blue jeans green
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Jeans come in all styles and colours these days, but one hue will always be synonymous with the world's favourite garment: indigo blue. To satisfy the world's seemingly insatiable demand for blue denim, more than 45,000 tonnes of indigo dye are produced every year, with much of the waste making its way into rivers and streams, conservationists say. On Monday, scientists announced they had developed a greener method to produce the coveted tint -- using lab-grown bacteria. read more


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