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IPFS News Link • Agriculture

Bamboo Booms

• arclein
"In the last decade, bamboo has become a major economic crop," Abadie continues. New technologies and ways of industrially processing bamboo have made a big difference, enabling it to begin to compete effectively with wood products for Western markets.

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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From a survivalist standpoint bamboo offers a remarkable product.  There are hundreds of varieties including construction bamboo.  These varieties can grow over 30 feet in a year and be 8 inches in diameter.   Additionally the shoots can be eaten.  Readily propagated as long as there is water---too readily in some areas.  Low care requirements.