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Natural Bug Repellant Can Be Incorporated Into Food Packaging

September 4, 2011: 09:59 PM EST
An Israeli company has developed a package coating and spray derived from natural plant extracts that repel insects. According to Bio[pack] co-founder Shlomo Navarro, the compound is natural, safe and long-lasting. In addition, bugs are unlikely to develop a resistance to it. The product, which combines numerous natural repellant compounds, is being used as a repellant in factories and warehouses to keep food safe during production and storage. And the compound can be incorporated into plastic, aluminum wrap, cardboard and other types of food packaging to repel insects on store shelves. The company says its product is being evaluated by U.S. government agencies for marketing in the U.S.
David Shamah, "Non-toxic solution keeps bugs out of food", Israel21C, September 04, 2011, © ISRAEL21c Foundation
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