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Living Paper

Seed Paper

Imagine a greeting card that comes to life, literally sprouting up from the ground in a bouquet of wildflowers. With seed paper, this is possible. What is seed paper? It is a treeless paper made from recycled fibers that are embedded with non-invasive wildflower seeds. Sometimes herb and vegetable seeds are used instead. It can be made by hand or manufactured, with several companies and retailers offering seed embedded paper, in addition to other treeless alternatives. Once the paper has fulfilled its assignment as a flyer, wedding invite, or note pad for jotting, it can be planted directly into the ground and with daily watering the seeds will… read more

The Tasteless Tomato

The story of the tomato

If your senses have ever had the pleasure of smelling and tasting a farm-fresh, sun- ripened tomato, then you not only recognize the distinct tomato plant smell but you also know what a tomato is supposed to taste like. In stark comparison, there is a strange hue of red, plastic-textured versions of the tomato, imposters if you will, that exists. You can find them readily available at most mass market food retailers, even oddly out of season. How do they take an innocent tomato and transform it into something, well, tasteless? It is a sad little story that starts with… read more