Profiting from Panda Poo

How's this for an Olympic souvenir: a statue molded out of panda poop.

That's right, industrious wildlife researchers in China have found a way to produce "relatively odor-free" knick-knacks out of panda droppings, and hope to produce profits on 2008 Olympic merchandize such as statues of pandas performing athletic acts.

Presumably, the profits would be funneled back into panda conservation efforts. Assuming people don't mind buying "relatively odor-free" souvenirs, that is.

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