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Old 06-07-2012, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Texas
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"I had a conversation with a biologist who raised the idea of growing a garment in a laboratory," she told the BBC.


In her workshop in London, she is doing just that.


Using a recipe of green tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast she is able to 'grow' a material which she describes as a kind of "vegetable leather".
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:25 PM
 
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Why grow leather? Just kill a lamb or cow and wear the skin....
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Phoenix,az
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That's great! Grow some pants with that and we are set!
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:01 AM
 
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I see advantages to both men and women here.

Women - Your clothes wear out and fall apart in five years so you get your new wardrobe on a regular basis.

Men - You don't have to move some of your clothes out of the closet because she won't throw anything out. "I'll lose some weight so I can wear that again." " That will be in style at the beginning of the next millennium. I can't get rid of it!"

And in a time of crisis you'll have a ready food supply.
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