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Name: Ellen
Status: Other
Grade: Other
Location: NY
Date: N/A 
 

Question:
I received a package with the biodegradable starch peanuts for packing. Which I think are great! As I was disolving them in water one of our dogs ate a peanut or two. Is there any potential danger to animals with these if digested?



Replies:
No. They are starch. You can eat them yourself. (I sometimes do.) My dog used to eat them when he found them (rest his furry soul.)

When I get them, if I'm not going to re-use them, I just put them in my compost pile.

Richard Barrans, Ph.D., M.Ed.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Wyoming .
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