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Ford Engineered Tomato Based Parts for F-150



Ford has enlisted the aid of tomato experts, Heinz, in their quest to develop a 100% plant based plastic. The report says that they’re using tomato skins specifically, but that could expand to peels, stems, seeds, and the rest of it. Nike, Coca-Cola, and Procter & Gamble are also partners along with other companies.

According to the report, they plan to use the tomato-tastic plastic in various wiring brackets and in a storage bin. Still, it’s a sign that Ford is thinking about the future. Considering how much of an old truck gets thrown away, it’s probably a good idea that some parts do degrade over time. In the future, Ford will probably use more of this material in both their cars and trucks going forward.

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I think they made my dash pad from maple syrup because it's always sticky in summer. I recon some time in October I'll be able to wipe the dust off the pad again.
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This could allude as to why the interior feels so cheap and seems to wear faster than ever.
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I'm just not going to comment on the Degradable WIRE retainers.

Wait.

I also do not like burning alive because of a fire started by a shorted circuit that was held together with fancy tomato skin clips that just finished that degrading part.

That new front end does look great especially in a tomato red however!
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