A biotech company is making vegan bacon, leather, and a Styrofoam-like packaging out of lab-grown mushrooms

Will Storey,Daniel T. Allen,Emily Harger
  • Ecovative Design is making eco-friendly products like plant-based meat and imitation leather out of mycelium, the root structures of mushrooms.

  • It also makes packaging material that could replace Styrofoam, which takes up one-third of all landfill space.

  • The company has raised $100 million in capital and is part of a $4 billion meat-alternative market.

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