Hello! In the spirit of Winnie’s attribution post, I wanted to continue the discussion about labeling something a “biomaterial” or “biofabricated”. This has been an overlooked issue that Cha has brought up and is compiling definitions on.
but GOOD NEWS: Polybion, a biofabrication company based in Mexico recently created a graphic “aimed to establish a gold standard, that identifies and certifies whenever a material and/or product is truly BIOFABRICATED. Meaning, it came out of one or more living cells grown under a controlled industrial environment."
Although this would be used for grown materials, I think there could also be one for DIY biomaterials. I know Cha working on some documents and I think this is another important area to consider and perhaps defining a stamp or icon to go hand in hand with attribution in some form.
Please download and share the icon!!