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Growing A Jungle In My New York Apartment

A model has created an oasis in the middle of New York City by cramming 500 plants into her apartment. Self confessed “crazy plant lady” Summer Rayne Oakes decided to turn her Brooklyn apartment into a forest after her roommate moved out six years ago. Since then she has expanded the collection in her 1,200 square foot apartment and now has more than 150 plant species including a full forest wall, pineapple plants and even a banana tree. If you like this video, share it on Facebook and Twitter.

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Synthetic Shrimp the Future Of Food

More and more plant-based meat alternatives are entering the market, and one of them is made by New Wave Foods. New Wave has been working on a shrimp substitute that’s made entirely from plant and algae products. The company was founded by two scientists, Dominique Barnes and Michelle Wolf, who wanted to come up with a more sustainable alternative to shrimp farming. Shrimp farms across Asia often destroy mangrove forests and wetland ecosystems – a high price to pay for the number one eaten seafood in the U.S. The average American consumes 4 pounds of shrimp per year – adding to a total of 1.3 billion pounds consumed annually. New…