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Today, wood can be grown in a lab without a single tree being cut down.
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Today, wood can be grown in a lab without a single tree being cut down.

The irony of the world is that practically every conference and gathering to "save the woods" takes place inside a tastefully furnished space that is filled with items derived from the felling of trees. Despite all the efforts made by environmentalists to stop deforestation activities, the market for wood-derived products was valued at $631 billion in 2021 and is predicted to reach $900 billion by 2026. Has the battle to conserve our woods already been lost? Well, not yet, as a new method promises to eliminate the need for tree cutting. According to MIT researchers, products created from natural wood can be replaced with lab-grown lumber. They have created a method for producing lumber in any shape and size, so for instance, if you need a new wooden chair, you can make it in a lab using t...