15 06 11 - 11:29For lunchtime reading!
Changing a dirty diaper isn't a fun job. Eating a diaper is even less fun, but luckily there is a fungi that can do just that.
Oyster mushrooms, Pleurotus ostreatus, can devour 90% of a disposable diaper within two months, observed Alethia VÃ¡zquez-Morillas of the Autonomous Metropolitan University in Mexico City in the journal Waste Management.
What's more, the mushrooms grown on diapers are edible. VÃ¡zquez-Morillas has dined upon them herself.
âThey are cleaner than most of the vegetables you can find in the market, at least in Mexico,â said VÃ¡zquez-Morillas in an interview with the Economist. - Thrilling Dithkovery.com
While this is a nifty move, it only appeals to the dogmatic greens. Better to compost those diapers and grow the mushrooms elsewhere, and reduce land use. That last part alone is the only needed step.