Corn Walls And Rice Bricks: Tomorrow’s Cities Will Be Built From Crops

Read the full story in Fast Company. Today, pineapple, potatoes, mushrooms, corn, oranges, and bananas are staples of the produce aisle. Tomorrow, they might be the backbones of our cities, according to a new report from Arup. In The Urban Bio Loop, the engineering firm advocates turning organic waste into construction materials as a way to …

Artist, fashion designer to make water bottles from Flint into clothing

Read the full story from MLive. Artist Mel Chin is hoping to turn something that's become a daily annoyance for Flint residents into something that can be used for good. The Houston, Texas native turned conceptual artist has teamed up with fashion designer Tracy Reese and the Queens Museum in New York City as part …

This startup is creating biodegradable fabric from methane-eating bacteria

Read the full story in GreenBiz. Humans have been employing worms to spin silk yarn for almost 5,000 years, so the idea that we can squeeze other natural fibers out of bacteria shouldn't be so strange. But that actually wasn't the original intention of Mango Materials co-founder and CEO Molly Morse, who started her research …