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The term decompiculture is a neologism coined by forestry professor Timothy Myles of the Urban Entomology Program at the University of Toronto and refers to how decomposing organisms, like termites, could be grown or cultured for a variety of uses.

Myles proposes that people could live in symbiosis with termites by utilizing them in landfills to decompose waste, to improve soils by composting materials, to detoxify hazardous substances, and to produce biomass for animal feed and production of biochemicals. He speculates that decompiculture could eventually become a new biological field that could have significant and important impacts on both humans and termites.

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Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:25:53 -0800

The Suit is accompanied by an Alternative Embalming Fluid, a liquid spore slurry, and Decompiculture Makeup, a two-part makeup consisting of a mixture of dry mineral makeup and dried mushroom spores and a separate liquid culture medium. Mushroom ...

Bustle

Bustle
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 07:06:12 -0700

... will increase its biodegradability — because it's embedded heavily with mushroom spores. The Burial Project also has a Decompiculture Society, which embraces the organic process of bodily decomposition as a natural process and a seriously good thing.

Huffington Post

Huffington Post
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:33:09 -0700

The outside of the body is applied with a "Decompiculture Makeup" containing "dry mineral makeup and dried mushroom spores and a separate liquid culture medium." Combined with the suit, the spores are activated to grow and start breaking down the body ...

Mother Nature Network (blog)

Mother Nature Network (blog)
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:45:06 -0700

The outside of the body is applied with a "Decompiculture Makeup" containing "dry mineral makeup and dried mushroom spores and a separate liquid culture medium." Combined with the suit, the spores are activated to grow and start breaking down the body ...

ITN

ITN
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 03:12:24 -0700

Subscribe to ITN News: http://bit.ly/itnytsub. Designer Jae Rhim Lee has come up with a death suit that is ecological and practical when it comes to the future of burials. The Mushroom Death Suit won the 2013 Design For Death competition at a ...

Utne Reader Online

Utne Reader Online
Fri, 12 Aug 2011 23:22:30 -0700

The spores may be added to a “decompiculture kit” that can be used in funeral make-up and non-toxic embalming fluids—speeding the process along. Next, when Lee (or whoever) is buried, the fungi get to work—Lee also chose mushrooms for their innate ...

Gizmag

Gizmag
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 14:08:47 -0700

A group called the Decompiculture Society has been formed to support the project and is made up of such people as green burial providers, health-care workers, and curious individuals. Infinity Burial Project updates are available by registering at the ...

Wired.co.uk

Wired.co.uk
Thu, 14 Jul 2011 03:28:17 -0700

I'll be posting today details of some of the stronger talks on stage at TED Global in Edinburgh this week. Jae Rhim Lee is worried that the chemical Bisphenol A, or BPA, has been found in 93 percent of people aged six and older. She is concerned that, ...
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