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Popular Glycoscience: Starch-Human Evolution


S. Perez


A brief account of how a resource such as starch has accompanied human evolution for more than 20,000 years.
With an optimistic vision, starch can also contribute to making new products in an environmentally sustainable way, reducing our footprint while meeting future economic needs in the context of changing world temperatures and climate change.
Two animated movies strengthen the points raised about the history of potatoes from the New-World to the Old-World and the beautiful levels of structural components of corn starch.

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