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June 23, 2011

Mushroom Packaging -- Innovation Nation

After a few days of incubating, molding and drying, these mushroom roots are ready to be used... as packaging material! Developed by the team of 20-somethings straight out of college, this biodegradeable material is also fireproof and a good insulator. Then you can toss it in the compost heap. Get a peek at packaging in the 21st century in this episode of Innovation Nation with Miles O'Brien.

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