about two years ago by Jim Taylor, RFD Radio Network
Corn can produce anything crude oil can. That's what the Illinois corn industry is touting. And Rodney Weinzierl with the Illinois Corn Growers Association says it's more than just ethanol. He says starch from corn is the key driver and can be used in the production of tennis shoes.
Weinzierl says a similar method is used for the production of degradable sutures used in the medical industry.