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Demand for vegan food means mushroom meat market is expected to hit nearly $1 billion by 2032

Mycoprotein, also known as mushroom meat, is a market that is expected to boom in the coming decade. If you haven’t had a chance to try vegan meat made with mycoprotein—also known as mushroom meat—yet, you likely will soon. The global…
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Computer chip made using mushroom skin could be easily recycled

Using mushroom skin to make the base of computer chips and batteries would make them easier to recycle. All electronic circuits, which consist of conducting metals, need to sit in an insulating and cooling base called a substrate. In almost…
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Bitburger Brewery Group and Mushlabs announce collaboration

Sustainable meat alternative from the brewery Germany’s leading biotech startup Mushlabs will be working together with Bitburger Brewery Group, one of the most significant private brewery groups in Germany. Bitburger aims to provide capacity…
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Luxury hats made from mycelium

The Reishi Collection by luxury hatmaker Nick Fouquet is made with sustainably sourced mycelium inding viable alternatives to leather can be difficult. Leather is a durable material that is able to withstand a lot of wear and tear, making…
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Fungi-based protein that upcycles food waste

Scientists have developed a technique to cultivate a fungi-based food product that could serve as a healthier, high-quality tasting, and greener alternative to plant-based protein. The protein is cultivated from fungi that grow on a base of…
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Five good reasons to build a mushroom farm

Considerations for expanding mushroom cultivation efforts ultimately come down to return on investment. The costs involved in building a modern mushroom farm are arguably greater than setting up in tomato or cucumber production. Mushrooms need…
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Want to save the planet? Eat protein from mushrooms and algae instead of red meat

Replacing just one fifth of the red meat we eat with microbial proteins derived from fungi or algae could reduce annual deforestation by a massive 56% come 2050, according to a study published this spring. Climate scientists at the Potsdam…
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A hi-tech factory supports circular mushroom production

A startup is using recycled organic waste as a substrate for growing exotic mushrooms Mushrooms are not only tasty – they are in demand. In 2020, the global mushroom market produced 14.35 million tonnes of fungi, but this figure is forecast…
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5 ways fungus-based technology will change the world

Mushrooms aren’t just a delicious pizza topping. They could help us colonise other planets, tackle plastic pollution and even rescue beleaguered bees. Did you know there are 10 times more species of fungi than plants? That with every woodland…