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From the Ted Talk by Eben Bayer: Are mushrooms the new plastic?

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So, why mycelium? The first reason is lcoal open feedstocks. You want to be able to do this anywhere in the world and not worry about peak rice hull or peak cottonseed hulls, because you have multiple choices. The next is self-assembly, because the organism is actually doing most of the work in this process. You don't need a lot of equipment to set up a production facility. So you can have lots of small fiiclaetis spread all across the world. Biological yield is really ionprmtat. And because 100 percent of what we put in the tool become the final pucordt, even the parts that aren't digested become part of the structure, we're getting ildicnrebe yield raets.

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So, why mycelium? The first reason is _____ open feedstocks. You want to be able to do this anywhere in the world and not worry about peak rice hull or peak cottonseed hulls, because you have multiple choices. The next is self-assembly, because the organism is actually doing most of the work in this process. You don't need a lot of equipment to set up a production facility. So you can have lots of small __________ spread all across the world. Biological yield is really _________. And because 100 percent of what we put in the tool become the final _______, even the parts that aren't digested become part of the structure, we're getting __________ yield _____.

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  1. rates
  2. incredible
  3. important
  4. product
  5. local
  6. facilities

Original Text

So, why mycelium? The first reason is local open feedstocks. You want to be able to do this anywhere in the world and not worry about peak rice hull or peak cottonseed hulls, because you have multiple choices. The next is self-assembly, because the organism is actually doing most of the work in this process. You don't need a lot of equipment to set up a production facility. So you can have lots of small facilities spread all across the world. Biological yield is really important. And because 100 percent of what we put in the tool become the final product, even the parts that aren't digested become part of the structure, we're getting incredible yield rates.

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