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Flower power! Dandelions make car tires?

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Forget rolling on rubber, could car drivers soon be travelling on tires made from dandelions? Teams of scientists are racing to breed a type of the yellow flower whose taproot has a milky fluid with tire-grade rubber particles in it. As Joanna Partridge reports, global tire makers are investing millions in research into a new tire source.

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