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

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So I'd like to share with you the four basic steps required to make these materials. The first is setcenilg a feedstock, preferably something that's regional, that's in your area, right — local manufacturing. The next is actually taking this feedstock and piutntg in a tool, physically filling an enclosure, a mold, in whatever shape you want to get. Then you actually grow the mycelium through these particles, and that's where the magic happens, because the organism is doing the work in this poecrss, not the equipment. The final step is, of course, the product, whether it's a pciakgang material, a table top, or building block. Our vision is local manufacturing, like the local food movement, for production. So we've created formulations for all around the wlord using regional byproducts. If you're in China, you might use a rice husk or a coetsetond hull. If you're in ntrehorn eourpe or North airemca, you can use things like buckwheat husks or oat hulls. We then process these husks with some basic enipqemut.

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So I'd like to share with you the four basic steps required to make these materials. The first is _________ a feedstock, preferably something that's regional, that's in your area, right — local manufacturing. The next is actually taking this feedstock and _______ in a tool, physically filling an enclosure, a mold, in whatever shape you want to get. Then you actually grow the mycelium through these particles, and that's where the magic happens, because the organism is doing the work in this _______, not the equipment. The final step is, of course, the product, whether it's a _________ material, a table top, or building block. Our vision is local manufacturing, like the local food movement, for production. So we've created formulations for all around the _____ using regional byproducts. If you're in China, you might use a rice husk or a __________ hull. If you're in ________ ______ or North _______, you can use things like buckwheat husks or oat hulls. We then process these husks with some basic _________.

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Original Text

So I'd like to share with you the four basic steps required to make these materials. The first is selecting a feedstock, preferably something that's regional, that's in your area, right — local manufacturing. The next is actually taking this feedstock and putting in a tool, physically filling an enclosure, a mold, in whatever shape you want to get. Then you actually grow the mycelium through these particles, and that's where the magic happens, because the organism is doing the work in this process, not the equipment. The final step is, of course, the product, whether it's a packaging material, a table top, or building block. Our vision is local manufacturing, like the local food movement, for production. So we've created formulations for all around the world using regional byproducts. If you're in China, you might use a rice husk or a cottonseed hull. If you're in Northern Europe or North America, you can use things like buckwheat husks or oat hulls. We then process these husks with some basic equipment.

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