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  • Greener routes to polymers.
    Seeking to commercialize more sustainable production routes to plastics, Asahi Kasei Chemicals and Bayer MaterialScience plan to build plants that use new chemistries.

Green Chemistry Drivers

  • The coming food disaster.
    The amount of glyphosate-based herbicide introduced into our foods has increased enormously since the introduction of GM crops. The fact that agricultural chemicals are now inside the food crops that we eat is a fundamental shift in both our food production system and human exposure to toxic chemicals.
  • Beauty products may trigger early menopause.
    Menopause, like puberty, is a reproductive rite of passage, and marks for women the end of their fertility and child-bearing years. But studies show that it’s not just age that can determine when menopause starts — exposure to certain chemicals and pollutants can also play a role.
  • Portrait of an environmental whistleblower.
    In an era where scientists are eyed with suspicion and science itself is treated as something to be debated by politicians and industry lobbyists, the last thing you’d ever want to be is the researcher whose findings conflict with corporate interests. That's what happened to UC Berkeley biologist Tyrone Hayes.
  • Greener routes to polymers.
    Seeking to commercialize more sustainable production routes to plastics, Asahi Kasei Chemicals and Bayer MaterialScience plan to build plants that use new chemistries.