Convert wood to food at home
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- When easier sources of food are unavailable, provide people a backup ability to feed themselves wherever there is wood or grass (pretty much everywhere).
- Per kilogram, wood is 10 times more caloric than fruit or leaves which makes it a viable source of nourishment.
- A cheaper alternative to storing large stockpiles of emergency MREs.
Nonfood biomass to starch Chun You, Hongge Chen, Suwan Myung, Noppadon Sathitsuksanoh, Hui Ma, Xiao-Zhou Zhang, Jianyong Li, Y.-H. Percival Zhang Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Apr 2013, 110 (18) 7182-7187; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1302420110