Amazing plant-based inventions and an a-peeling alternative to plastic

Plants are the source of so many amazing inventions, such as aspirin and the contraceptive pill. Soon you might even see food packaging made from the nanocellulose found in banana stem waste. Applying sunscreen made from a synthetic organic compound derived from cashew nut shells could also be on horizon. But how?

Listen to the latest episode of Branch Out and learn more about these new cutting-edge inventions that will make a positive impact on our lives and the environment.

Available on Apple and Android podcast apps, Spotify and the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney’s website.


Vanessa Fuchs

Science Communicator

Presenter & Producer Branch Out podcast


Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands

M 0438 892 594



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