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cleaning up toxins, mushrooms, mycelium, mycoremediation, saving the planet -

So you know that mushrooms are great to eat. And if you’ve been following our blog, you know they provide incredible health benefits like lowering cholesterol, supporting brain function and increasing endurance. You’ve also learned that they can be used to create sustainable packaging material and even lampshades. What if I told you mushrooms are a vital part of our global ecosystem? Without mushrooms, we wouldn’t be able to live on the planet. Trees would never decay. They would simply litter the landscape, piling up wherever they fell. Mushrooms, mycelium specifically, are the only things that can break down lignin, the substance...

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mycelium, mycelium brick, plastic substitute, sustainability -

What if we could grow better materials? Things like totally biodegradable packaging. Or insulation crafted from soybean pods and wood chips? Or what about foam alternatives for shoes and clothing? Meet Ecovative. This innovative company is harnessing the design power of mushrooms to create durable, lightweight and completely biodegradable packaging material using agricultural waste and mycelium. That’s right, they’re taking waste products like hemp and combining it with mycelium, creating custom packing material. Mycelium is that white, webby stuff you find any time you roll a log over in the woods. It's essentially the "roots" of mushrooms and it grows...

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