Wood to build human body parts — and other bio-innovations

At our current pace of consumption, humankind is running out of resources and time to keep our planet habitable.

Under our existing economic model — which itself relies on increasing energy demands — industries are constantly producing materials for clothing, transport, construction and packaging that still largely rely on fossil fuels, plastics being a prime example.

“If we want to address the urgent challenge of climate change, such materials will have to come predominantly from fossil-free sources, basically from renewable biological resources,” said Marc Palahi, director of the European Forest Institute.

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  1. Rick Inskeep says:

    Buckeye -aesculus octandra- was typically used for prosthetic limbs in the past

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