The Detroit Free Press reported today that Ford Motor Company is cooking up a way of creating a material to replace the petrochemicals in plastic auto parts.  Right now, they're testing the fibers from dried tomato skins - crazy! Check out the story here.

NBC News reports that this replacement effort is not a brand new pursuit.  In recent years, researchers have been using and testing everything from shredded money to soybeans to yarn for use in creating auto parts.