Turning cornstalks into paper and profits

    While corn has many uses, the same cannot be said of the ubiquitous cornstalk.
    One hundred years ago, government scientists were touting a process that turned cornstalks into pulp for the manufacture of paper. A hundred years later, a new crop of scientists still tout the process.
    Our story focuses on what happened in between – specifically, in the late 1920s.

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