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March 30th, 2011:

Adding to the list of surprising pineapple traits…

From an article on wired:

So-called nanocellulose fibers rival Kevlar in strength but are renewable, and the researchers believe they could be widely used within a couple of years. … Pineapple may be the most promising source of nanocellulose.

Clearly we have no choice, to secure future production of incredibly light/strong/renewable/biodegradable plastics, the time has come to sequence the pineapple genome.