Oct 1, 2022

Researchers have produced vegetables from human hair

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The keratin-based substrate is biodegradable, eco-friendly, sustainable, and could revolutionize urban farming.

Scientists at NTU grew crops from discarded clumps of hair. Hair served as the growth medium instead of soil.

The research is crucial to a more sustainable form of urban farming.

In a lab at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, scientists have been growing crops — leafy vegetables, micro greens, rocket leaves, and the Chinese cabbage bok choy — using discarded hair collected from salon floors.


Doesn’t sound too appetizing, does it?

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