Synthetics in Food and Biodegradable Products
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All the interesting and not so appetizing things you can find in your foods along with biodegradable products made from food
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Biodegradable Urn Lets You Go Green, Even Six Feet Under | TIME.com

Biodegradable Urn Lets You Go Green, Even Six Feet Under | TIME.com | Synthetics in  Food and Biodegradable Products | Scoop.it
If you choose to be cremated, your ashes might as well go towards a good cause. The eco-friendly Bios urn now gives you the chance to put your ashes in an urn containing a seed that will one day grow into a tree.
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You can still be green even after you have passed away.  With this biodegradable urn, a tree will be planted in the place where the urn was buried. 

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Organic News - Makeup artist helps you look great while staying green - Green beauty buys are environmentally friendly

Organic News - Makeup artist helps you look great while staying green - Green beauty buys are environmentally friendly | Synthetics in  Food and Biodegradable Products | Scoop.it
Organic News - Makeup artist helps you look great while staying green - Green beauty buys are environmentally friendly
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Burt's Bees makeup and skin care products are made from all natural, organic and biodegradable products.  These environmentally friendly beauty products are well-made and budget friendly!

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Synthetic Food

Synthetic Food | Synthetics in  Food and Biodegradable Products | Scoop.it
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Here is some intresting history for yo. As part of a space experiment in 1965, twenty four men volunteered to be fed nothing but a food made from pure chemicals for nineteen weeks.  Continue reading to see the results...

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Radiolab - How do you solve a problem like Fritz Haber?

Radiolab - How do you solve a problem like Fritz Haber? | Synthetics in  Food and Biodegradable Products | Scoop.it
How do you square the idea of a bad person who does great good? Or a good person who does terrible harm? Sam Kean introduces us to the confusing life story of Fritz Haber.
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This is a cool, short article about a man who created a synthetic fertilizer.

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Fiorenzo Omenetto: Silk, the ancient material of the future | Video on TED.com

Fiorenzo Omenetto shares 20+ astonishing new uses for silk, one of nature's most elegant materials -- in transmitting light, improving sustainability, adding strength and making medical leaps and bounds.
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Silk is the super fabric of the future.  It is strong, biodegradable and appealing.  Soon silk will be used for many different things.  Silk is amazing!

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Is Genetically Engineered Salmon Safe?

Is Genetically Engineered Salmon Safe? | Synthetics in  Food and Biodegradable Products | Scoop.it
There are massively disturbing ethical, environmental, and health concerns that make the introduction of Frankenfish highly controversial.
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Genetically engineered salmon is becoming more popular, but there are some ethical and health issues that come with it.  There is a great possibility that all of the genetically engineered food consume is actually doing more harm than good.

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How I Stopped Eating Food

How I Stopped Eating Food | Synthetics in  Food and Biodegradable Products | Scoop.it
Food is the fossil fuel of human energy. It is an enormous market full of waste, regulation, and biased allocation with serious geo-political implications. And we're deeply dependent...
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Thus man has created a concoction of raw chemicals that the body needs and has used this as his meals for the past month.  He has eaten no real food, all he has done is imbibed his so called "Soylent".  This solution has boosted his metabolism, given him more energy and helped him to lose weight.  This might be worth trying!

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Baylor University Researchers Find New Uses for Coconut Husks to Make Car Parts

Baylor University Researchers Find New Uses for Coconut Husks to Make Car Parts | Synthetics in  Food and Biodegradable Products | Scoop.it
Researchers at Baylor University have been working on designing multiple low-cost products that can be derived from coconuts in poor coastal regions, where the fruit grows in abundance and is a renewable resource.
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Researchers at Baylor University have discovered an innovative way to use coconut husks in automotive interiors.  This could be a major step to a biodegradable car in the future.  It also cuts down the cost of making cars for some poorer countries.

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Biodegradable Styrofoam Made of Milk, Clay : DNews

Biodegradable Styrofoam Made of Milk, Clay : DNews | Synthetics in  Food and Biodegradable Products | Scoop.it
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There is a new biodegradable styrofoam that has been invented that is made mainly of milk and clay.  This will cut down on tons of styrofoam waste in our landfields.  Businesses are encouraged to use this new type of packaging.

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Biodegradable Cosmetics

Biodegradable Cosmetics | Synthetics in  Food and Biodegradable Products | Scoop.it
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Scientiest have created the first biodegradable facial oil blotting film. Now you can get rid of oil while still being green!

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The Global Warming Survival Guide - TIME

The Global Warming Survival Guide - TIME | Synthetics in  Food and Biodegradable Products | Scoop.it
Bright green may not be in this season, but eco-friendly makeup has trend written all over it. In February, Cargo Cosmetics launched PlantLove, a botanical lipstick packaged in a 100% biodegradable...
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Biodegradable lipstick tubes made firm a corn-based renewable recource.  When the tube is empty, plant it in the ground, and it sprouts flowers!  How cool is this?!?

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This $9 Cardboard Bike Can Support Riders Up To 485lbs

This $9 Cardboard Bike Can Support Riders Up To 485lbs | Synthetics in  Food and Biodegradable Products | Scoop.it
Izhar Gafni has designed award winning industrial machines for peeling pomegranates and sewing shoes. He’s also a bike enthusiast who’s designed a lot of carbon fiber rigs. But one day, he’d heard about someone who’d built a cardboard canoe.
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Izhar Gafni has invented a bike made completely out of cardboard.  It is biodegradable and last a pretty long for being made out of cardboard.  And, once it fall apart or breaks, you can buy a new one for just $9.00!!

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Suzanne Lee: Grow your own clothes | Video on TED.com

Designer Suzanne Lee shares her experiments in growing a kombucha-based material that can be used like fabric or vegetable leather to make clothing.
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Ok, so this is a little off topic but theses clothes are made from bidegradable products, so it relates...  But come on, wouldn't it be cool if you could actually grow your clothes?!

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Clothes made with biodegradable and synthetic materials becoming popular among fashion designers

Clothes made with biodegradable and synthetic materials becoming popular among fashion designers | Synthetics in  Food and Biodegradable Products | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES — The trend might be called “the H&M effect” or “fast fashion.” Regardless, Americans are buying — and discarding — clothes more quickly these days.
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Clothes made from biodegradable products are becoming more popular with designers and consumers.  For example, during the summer, Gucci began selling sunglasses and footwear made with biodegradable plastics.  No we are seeing this biodegradable trend more often among even of some of the most famous designers!

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A stylish toothbrush, made with yogurt cups | SmartPlanet

A stylish toothbrush, made with yogurt cups | SmartPlanet | Synthetics in  Food and Biodegradable Products | Scoop.it
Preserve’s Toothbrush and subscription service offer solutions to combat the world’s plastic waste problem.
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This tooth brush is green and made complete from recycled yogurt cups.

Pretty Cool!

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Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com

Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com | Synthetics in  Food and Biodegradable Products | Scoop.it
A synthetic version of the common critter could be a boon to human health
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This doesn't have a ton to do with my topic but it is still pretty awesome.  This artical is about a jellyfish made from symthetic material and the benefits it can provide.

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Biodegradable Products Institute - Certified Compostable

Biodegradable Products Institute - Certified Compostable | Synthetics in  Food and Biodegradable Products | Scoop.it
Biodegradable Products Institute provides scientific testing standards and independent review of test results to certify that products will biodegrade in a managed compost facility.
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This is the official biodegradable product website. Here there is a lot of information about biodegrading and much more.

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Sustainable Style - TIME

Sustainable Style - TIME | Synthetics in  Food and Biodegradable Products | Scoop.it
This entire line is made from organic cotton, recycled polyesters, biodegradable materials, sustainable recycled wool and vegetable-tanned leather....
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John Patrick’s new Organic line is made from all organic, recycled and biodegradable materials.  This is a very cute line and it is always awesome to find all-natural, earth-friendly items to wear.

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Tastes Like Cricket: Designing A Delicious, Insect-Based Food System

Tastes Like Cricket: Designing A Delicious, Insect-Based Food System | Synthetics in  Food and Biodegradable Products | Scoop.it
Editor’s NoteThis piece is part of Change Generation, our series on inspiring young entrepreneurs. Read more stories here.If eating is an art form, then insects-as-food remains an experimental genre--at least in the West.
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Well this food isn't made out of synthetic material but it is made from something that you wouldn't expect.  This sushi looking meal is actually made from bugs.  Bugs are a great source of protein and when they are disguised as sushi, it is a lot easier to eat.

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Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com

Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com | Synthetics in  Food and Biodegradable Products | Scoop.it
A new British study finds the clearest evidence yet that common food colorings and preservatives can trigger hyperactivity in normal children
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Cold Hard Fact: Artifical and synthetic dyes in foods and drinks can lead to certian behaviors in children.  Chidren who consume more foods/drinks with the preservative sodium benzoate tend to be more hyperactive and distractable then children who consume more organic foods/drinks.

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Biodegradable plastic made from plants, not oil, is emerging - USATODAY.com

Biodegradable plastic made from plants, not oil, is emerging - USATODAY.com | Synthetics in  Food and Biodegradable Products | Scoop.it
Here is one word about an up-and-coming innovation in plastics: cornfields.
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More and more items are being produced from plants instaied of oil.  From cell phone cases to plastic tableware more and more products are becoming biodegradable thanks to new techonology.

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Raw-food entrepreneurs target skin care and cosmetics | Toronto Star

Raw-food entrepreneurs target skin care and cosmetics | Toronto Star | Synthetics in  Food and Biodegradable Products | Scoop.it
The clean-living movement extends from our stomachs to our external bits.
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All of the skincare products made from this company are made from food and natural oils.  You can even copy the recipies and make your own!

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Chemicals in Fast Food: 3 Fast Food Ingredient Secrets

Chemicals in Fast Food: 3 Fast Food Ingredient Secrets | Synthetics in  Food and Biodegradable Products | Scoop.it
There are many chemicals in fast food that are making you sick and fat; here are 3 fast food ingredient secrets you should know about.
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You never would have guests that there are "synthetic laxatives" in a Wendy's Coffee Toffee Twisted Frosty.  Fastfoods are filled with chemicals and syththetic ingreedents to preserve the foods.  Keep reading this article and you may never eat fastfood again!

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One Year Later, The Makers of ‘Pink Slime’ Are Hanging On, and Fighting Back | TIME.com

One Year Later, The Makers of ‘Pink Slime’ Are Hanging On, and Fighting Back | TIME.com | Synthetics in  Food and Biodegradable Products | Scoop.it
As the meat industry again makes news thanks to an endless stream of articles about horse meat masked as beef popping up all over Europe, the “pink slime” story is still playing itself out in courthouses, law offices and the one BPI plant still in...
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We all remeber the "pink slime" scare last year and it is still an issue today.  When the issue first became public, citizens across the U.S.were horrified when learning what was really in their ground beef products.  Now the producers of the "pink slime" are fighting back...

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Corn Plastic to the Rescue

Wal-Mart and others are going green with
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Plastic made form corn is leaving a smaller "pacakaging footprint" on our earth.  Companies like walmert are doing there part in keeping it green by usuing packaging products made from corn.  How cool is that?!

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