Eben Bayer, Chief Mushroom Designer, Atlast Food Co and Ecovative Design

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Mushrooms! Magical, mythical mushrooms.  Could they hold the key to solving our environmental crisis?

CEO of Atlast Food Co and Co-Founder of Evocative Design, Eben Bayer discusses the true power of the mushroom.

Could leaning into biology create solutions to the world’s largest environmental problems? Tune in to learn how mushrooms can be used to create eco-friendly packaging materials, foam leather, and whole cuts of meat. There might be hope for the world after all.

We discuss:

-Mycelium as the original internet, (Yes, you’ll want to hear this.)

-Mushrooms are not plants or animals,

-Mushrooms are naturally repellent and strong, able to withstand and create pressure, thus making them building blocks.

-Mushrooms as scaffolding for cellular agriculture,

-Solid State Fermentation,

-The efficiency of vertical farming of mushrooms for ‘meat’ as compared to animal agriculture,

-MyBacon, the Atlast Food Co’s MyEats produces the first MyBacon products,

-Living Off the Grid and our favorite mushroom joke.

Here is a highlight clip from our long-form conversation. It turns out, mushrooms are the answer!

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