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Horizon

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The Chemical Dream
A new technology, difficult to patent and easy to steal, is being born behind a curtain of industrial secrecy. The financial stakes are very high. Already it has changed the American sweetener industry - no longer do they depend for sugar on cane and beet. Already in Europe it's the way synthetic penicillins are made.
This new technology is the know-how of putting the remarkable ' chemistry-of-life ' to work on an industrial scale. In huge factories microbes are being grown, tons at a time, and life's chemical machinery, the enzymes, extracted. In the future the applications range from providing new approaches in medicine, to replacing the giant chemical factories of the petrochemical industry.
Tonight's Horizon steps inside the security net and catches the smell of what may be a revolution just beginning.
Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN
Film editor ROY FRY
Editor PETER GOODCHILD
Written and produced by EDWARD GOLDWYN

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Editor: Peter Goodchild
Produced By: Edward Goldwyn

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