The cotton gin cut the cost of removing seeds from cotton.
Many think that seeds improve with age.
Although there was cultural opposition in India to Borlaug's methods and seeds, the famine was so bad by 1965 that the government stepped in and urged the project forward.
Its seeds are very large, and are used as food by the natives.
The digestion of fat or oil has not been adequately investigated, but its decomposition in germinating seeds has been found to be due to an enzyme, which has been called lipase.