castor bean plant


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large shrub of tropical Africa and Asia having large palmate leaves and spiny capsules containing seeds that are the source of castor oil and ricin

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Revo's Eco Collection features eyewear made from Revo Re-Use[TM], a frame material made from 100 percent recycled pre-consumer polymer resins, and Revo Eco-Use[TM], a sustainable take on traditional plastic made from the seed of the castor bean plant in place of widely used petroleum-based nylons.
The Revo Eco Collection is one way of taking responsibility, featuring sunglasses made from Revo Re-Use(TM), a frame material derived from 100 percent recycled pre-consumer polymer resins, and Revo Eco-Use(TM), a sustainable material made from the seed of the castor bean plant instead of widely used petroleum-based nylons.
A highly toxic protein derived from the widely available castor bean plant, ricin ranks high on the world's list of feared and deadly bioterror agents.
Other ideas included moth balls, shoving finely crushed glass down the holes (ugh), planting a castor bean plant (its roots are supposedly poison to gophers), or sticking a couple of those lawn pinwheel figures by the holes because the gophers can't stand the vibrations they cause when spinning in the wind.
Inquiries were spurned by news reports linking the al Qaeda terrorist group to a northern Iraq laboratory suspected of producing ricin toxin, a byproduct of the widely available castor bean plant.
Extracted from the seeds of the castor bean plant Ricinus communis, ricin is one of the most feared substances with the potential to be used as a bioterror agent or weapon of mass destruction.
In keeping with the eco-conscious spirit of the expedition, crew members have been wearing various styles from Revo's Eco Collection which features sunglasses made from either Revo Re-Use(TM), a frame material derived from 100% recycled pre-consumer polymer resins, or Eco-Use(TM), a sustainable material made from the seed of the castor bean plant instead of widely used petroleum-based nylons.
This commitment to the environment is exemplified through the Revo Eco Collection featuring sunglasses made from Revo Re-Use(TM), a frame material derived from 100% recycled pre-consumer polymer resins, and Revo Eco-Use(TM), a sustainable take on traditional plastic made from the seed of the castor bean plant instead of widely used petroleum-based nylons.
Castor Bean plants are invasive in southern California, where approximately $82 million is spent annually to combat invasive plant species.
Castor bean plants are grown as ornamental shrubs in the Southern United States, but there is no domestic castor oil production and it is mostly imported from India and China.
Water, windmills, smoke bombs, used cat litter, castor bean plants, 4-wheeling over the mounds and tunnels
The evidence at trial showed that Hughes grew castor bean plants and cultivated thousands of their seeds, which contain the toxin called ricin.