Friday, March 9, 2012

Cool Technology of the Week

As readers of my blog may know, I'm a consulting mycologist, treating over 600 patients who ingest toxic mushrooms every year.

Now there's a novel way to use mushrooms to create custom packing materials.

Imagine choosing your packaging based on its absorptive, cushioning, and strength criteria, then just growing the package you need.

It seems like science fiction but a  New York company is doing this.

Ecovative Design  "grows"  packaging components for Dell Inc. servers and Crate and Barrel furniture, among others.

Mushroom-based packaging you can custom grow for each customer.  That's cool!

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