Project GreenVax Replaces Animals with Plants to Create Vaccines

By: Meghan Young - Mar 2, 2010
References: scientificamerican & fastcompany
First of all, I've never taken a flu vaccine, which leads into my lack of knowledge about the creation of such vaccines. But when I stumbled upon Project GreenVax, I was instantly intrigued.

Apparently we have unhatched chicken eggs to thank for our flu-fighting concoctions. Project GreenVax, however, hopes to replace animals with plants, specifically with the tobacco plant. Not only is it more cost-effective, but it'll also save millions of eggs each year.