95% of research is a waste. Many of these type experiments and researched conducted tests are nothing more than grant monies being wasted. If you have a oddball idea, and can write your name on a piece of paper, and are connected to a university or an agriculture department, than grant money is what continues your job and existence. This type thing just keeps people employed by living off tax money. Sure, there will be someone to say something good will come out of this. But many times, the amount of money to perform year long tests on such items, runs in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. But I guess it's better than paying for art in the area of someone putting a flag in a bucket of urine and feces and then calling it "art", while the taxpayers are footing the bill.