Global warming is largely related to deforestation, and tons of timber are still used today for human livelihoods.
The word “save the forests” is still used in almost every environmental conference and conference.
But the meetings, which were held with the finest wood furniture, were ridiculous.
The global forest products market is expected to reach US $ 631 billion by 2021.
Despite efforts by environmentalists, the forest product market is projected to reach $ 900 billion by 2026.
The question, then, is whether the battle to save the forests has failed.
There is currently a new answer to this question that may not be possible.
This is because a team of researchers from MIT is trying to develop alternative products to prevent deforestation with wood grown in the laboratory.
They come in all shapes and sizes. Thanks to the technology that can be produced in any size, it can be created in the laboratory without the need to cut down a single tree.
Researchers at MIT conducted an experiment that gave normal plant cells the same properties as stem cells.
They extracted the cells of the leaves from a flowering plant called common zinnia (Zinnia elegans) and placed them in an intermediate fluid for several days.
In the next step, the researchers exposed the plant cells to a gel-based drug rich in nutrients and hormones.
After a while, the cells begin to form new plant cells.
Researchers have since discovered that altering the hormone content can control the physical properties of new growth cells.
The experiments also found that plants with high levels of the hormone became stronger.
Lead researcher Ashley Beckwith says just a small amount of the chemical can be used to dramatically change the physical effects of a plant cell on a tree.
Beckwith and her team used 3D bioprinting to print custom designs from cells cultured in gel liquids.
For three months, the plant was grown in the dark, and the results were astounding.
This is because the plants in the lab not only survived but grew twice as fast as normal trees.
The current furniture industry is losing about 30 percent of its timber, so if the wood is harvested properly, the waste will not come out.
Further research and testing is needed before the technology can be further developed and commercialized in 3D to produce the necessary wood parts for furniture in the laboratory.
Humans are cutting down about 15 billion trees each year, leading to massive deforestation and the effects of climate change around the world.
If the technology were to hit the market, the words “save the plants” would become more meaningful and could actually save the world.
The study was published in detail in the journal Science Direct.