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Professor's idea out of top drawer; CUTLERY.

AN Indian company has created cutlery which can be eaten after a meal.

The sorghum-based forks, spoons, knives and chopsticks are the brainchild of Hyderabad-based businessman Narayan Peesapaty.

The former scientist decided to experiment with different types of flour after noting the stiffness in khakhra, a snack made from the cereal crop sorghum.

He said: "Any other flour gets soft immediately. I experimented with all types of crops including ragi, rice, wheat as well as pulses.

"After much research, I was able to find the combination that worked the best." Mr Peesapaty's firm B K Environmental Innovations has applied for a patent..
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 13, 2009
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