Q: How many countries does it take to screw up a light bulb?
A: More and more each year.
Required light bulbs may pose health hazard
With potatoes, green means stop
Flourescent lights in groceries cause the potatoes to produce chlorophyl and solanine. Solanine makes potatoes taste bitter and can cause digestive problems (or paralasis and coma, nice). A simple solution may be to keep potatoes in the dark, or at least out of the flourescent glare. But-
Some scientists are working on ways to suppress the production of glycoalkaloids in potato plants. Researchers have found a gene that prompts plants to make an enzyme necessary for producing glycoalkaloids. By inserting a "backwards" copy of the gene, one which interferes with the natural gene's instructions, scientists have engineered potato plants whose production of toxins is turned down.
Hell, we gotta genetically alter our spuds instead? Is it just me or are things getting too complicated with these flourescents?