2003, Michael Fitzpatrick/just-food.com: Corn,
the ever versatile stalk, has a yet another use--CDs.
At least according to a subsidiary of Japan-based electronics
giant Sanyo, which has announced it will release a biodegradable
DVD and CD made from corn.
Optical disc maker Sanyo Mavic Media Co, Ltd says its
environment-friendly disc can be thrown away and, when
buried, will decompose like any plant-based substance.
If burnt, no dioxins are produced, the company claims.
One head of corn will yield about 10 discs that are
just as hard and plastic as conventional disks, said