I recently discovered that bamboo has qualities that would make it a material ideally suited to be used in developing countries to provide food, housing and to develop their economy. To my new eyes it seems to offer some real advantages over other materials. So is Bamboo the miracle material of the 21st century?
This fast growing and durable grass will be used more and more by organizations and individuals to support ecologically sensitive projects. Today this plant with all its potential is not ready for prime time, thus there are numbers of studies looking into harnessing Bamboo's potential.
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