IKEA’s Packaging Supplier Made Vegan Bacon Out of Mushrooms

IKEA’s packaging supplier, technology company Ecovative, has created plant-based bacon out of mushrooms, Forbes reports.

Founded in 2006 by college friends Eben Bayer (who grew up on a pig farm) and Gavin McIntyre, Ecovative uses mycelium – a fast-growing mushroom root system – to craft materials. It previously used the technology to make packaging for IKEA as well as cruelty-free and animal-free leather for biotechnology brand Bolt Threads.

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