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Tim
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Re: They're green, BUT...
Tim   4/26/2012 8:29:48 PM
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It would be rough to hear that much noise first thing in the morning for toast.  At least it would wake you up.

Tim
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Tim   4/26/2012 8:36:56 PM
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Hopefully, this film is available to be applied in a large scale application.  Many large scale farm plants have been genetically engineered to specifically resist herbicides (ie Round Up Ready Corn).  This allows the farmers to spray the entire field to kill weeds while retaining their cash crop.  If this film allows for the farmer to reduce the amount of herbicide and geneticallly engineered seed, it would only be a net gain to consumers.

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Ann R. Thryft   4/27/2012 12:50:04 PM
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You're welcome. I live in a mostly agricultural county and grew up surrounded by it, so this is a common sight to me. I realize it's less so to many as more people move to cities.


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Ann R. Thryft   4/30/2012 12:56:28 PM
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Tim, this material is specifically targeted for large-scale agricultural applications, as an alternative to poisonous sprays like Roundup and genetically modified (GM) crops. So is black petro-based plastic, but this material has even more benefits, since it can be plowed under, saving time and cost of removal, and saving the damage done if not removed.


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