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The secret to oil spill cleanup?

It may live in peanut butter jars and chocolate milkshakes

by Jason Koebler

Researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi say that lecithin, an ingredient used in non-stick cooking sprays and many food products and cellulose, a compound derived from plants' cell walls that can give ice cream and smoothies a thicker texture, can be used to create an oil dispersant that's safer and more effective than petroleum-based products that are currently used.

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