Mag Uses Wheat Paper for Green Issue

Canadian publication is first in N. America to try forest-friendly idea
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2008 8:56 AM CDT
"Canada's forests are disappearing at an alarming rate," the environmentalist behind the 'wheat issue' idea said. "100 million trees are logged every year in Canada just to make newsprint."    ((c) pfly)
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(Newser) – A Canadian magazine is printing a special environmental issue on paper made from wheat straw, the CBC reports. Canadian Geographic's "wheat sheets," made from harvest waste, will be a first for a North American magazine. Environmentalists say using wheat-straw pulp could save millions of trees every year and help farmers boost their incomes.