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Actually, I HAVE tried natto. It's not nearly as bad as something that could be described as "rotting, infected, snot-covered soybeans" would suggest. I can't say I actually LIKED it, but it wasn't outright offensive, either. (I think it's quite possible that it'd be good as a minor component of a more complicated dish, but other than one episode of "Iron Chef" I don't think I've ever heard of people using it as an ingredient rather than a stand-alone food).

I guess "eat it with soybeans" technically does count as a use. Besides, I tried contacting the Federal Department of Blogs to report you, but their reply to me was "STFU n00b!", so I'm guessing they won't be pursuing sanctions. You're safe...for now.

I did actually spot one review paper[1] which discusses some uses in the references for the paper you linked to ...and I can obtain limited permission to look at this 7-year-old article for a mere $31.50 (insert enraged scream here). I was able to glean a few more hints from a more recent patent application I found, though[2]. Sounds like potentially useful stuff indeed, maybe we'll be able to add PGA alongside PLA (Poly-Lactic Acid) as a source of "environmentally friendly" plastics.

[1]Pubmed entry for which is here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16689787

[2]"(WO/2004/007593) POLY-GAMMA-GLUTAMATE HAVING ULTRA HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME" http://www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/wo.jsp?IA=KR2003001369&wo=2004007593&DISPLAY=DESC

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