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Spinning straw into… mould? Sweet

Ordinary straw can be converted into the sweetener erythritol using a genetically modified mould fungi

Straw is often considered to be worthless and is therefore burned. But researchers have found a way to make it into erythritol, a sweetener that is 70 to 80 per cent as sweet as sugar. Erythritol does not make you fat, does not cause tooth decay, has no effect on the blood sugar and, unlike