Thursday, February 22, 2024

First Glow in the Dark House Plant Yours for U.S. $29

*** Ground breaking event!*** Consumers in the United States can now pre-order a genetically engineered plant for their home or garden that glows continuously.

At a base cost of US$29.00, residents of the 48 contiguous states can get a petunia (Petunia hybrida) with flowers that look white during the day; but, in the dark, the plant glows a faint green.

Biotechnology firm Light Bio in Sun Valley, Idaho, will begin shipping a batch of 50,000 firefly petunias in April.

Keith Wood, chief executive and co-founder of Light Bio, has been working on bioluminescent plants — which emit light through chemical reactions inside their cells — since the 1980s. 

What countries does Light Bio ship to?  Currently, they ship Firefly Petunias only within the USA.

There certainly is some upside potential here once they decide to take on the world with their plant.

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