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Thursday, July 04, 2002

Nettle Mettle

Researchers in the U.K. are looking into the marketing possibilities of making cloth from the Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica), according to this Reuters article. This seemingly nasty weed, native to the eastern hemisphere, has strong stem fibers that have been used by many cultures to weave fabric. Click here to learn more.


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