A Silkworm Tale: Chemically Altered Diet
May 9, 2011 § 3 Comments
May 9, 2011
The following is an excerpt from an article in the New York Times by Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop. Click the link at the bottom to read the full article.
“Researchers in Singapore documented how silkworms fed with chemical dyes yielded flourescent silk. The process could eliminate traditional dyeing methods, which create polluted wastewater.”
What happens to the silkworm at the end of this chemical diet? I am not sure that no silkworm’s were not harmed during this process.
How do you feel about this process?