Toadstool footstools: Are organisms manufacturing's future?

In this Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 photo, Kevin Dolan, a production operator, adds mycelium to agricultural byproduct in Green Island, N.Y. Ecovative Design is a business staking its growth on mycelium, the thread-like “roots” of mushrooms. The mycelium grows around small pieces of stalks and stems to create a bound-together material that can be molded into soft packaging for glassware or pressed into the boards used for the footstools they recently began selling. Mike Groll AP Photo

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