Ford wants to enhance its rosy future by putting some hardy weeds into its new vehicles. The auto maker teamed with Ohio State University late last year to learn if a milky-white substance that seeps from dandelion roots has potential as a sustainable resource for rubber. If so, the root sap could find its way into Ford vehicle plastic parts, including cupholders, floor mats and interior trim. “We are always looking for new sustainable materials to use in our vehicles that have a ...

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