We’ve seen all the stories lately on just how many local businesses here at the Jersey Shore are giving up on plastic straws. This very interesting article from Bloomberg talks about a natural alternative using wheat stalks:
As plastic straws turn into public enemy No. 1, wheat growers could step into the spotlight with a winning alternative.
Wheat stalks — or straw — also make a pretty mean drinking straw. That could translate to good news for U.S. farmers wondering what to do with their fields after this fall’s harvest. The eco-friendly alternative could see greater demand as U.S. cities take up plastic-straw bans at a stunning pace and companies like McDonald’s Corp., Starbucks Corp. and American Airlines Group Inc. are phasing out their use. Even Kim Kardashian is embracing the trend.