You Deserve A Starch Container Today

SOON YOU MAY BE ABLE TO GET MORE STARCH FOR YOUR MONEY AT MCDONALD'S. Beginning next year, the fast-food chain hopes to start serving its Big Macs in containers made of two cheap, abundant resources: potato starch and limestone. The technique comes from E. Khashoggi Industries (EKI), a think tank in Santa Barbara, Calif. EKI has granted an exclusive manufacturing license to EarthShell Corp., also in Santa Barbara. Barring production glitches, EarthShell and its subcontractors hope to supply about 1.8 billion containers to McDonald's Corp. over a three-year period.

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