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Katie Couric Asks Henry Cavill About His Package!

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Katie Couric's show may have been called boring, but it was anything butt when Buns Man Of Steel star Henry Cavill stopped by!

Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see the HIGHlariously flustered Katie accidentally refer to the new Superman's attractiveness as his "packaging."

And what a humble answer from Henry! Not a sex symbol our butt!

Oh, Katie thinks you're OK too, Amy Adams! LOLz! We love this!

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Company Creating Biodegradable Packaging From Mushrooms!

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Mushrooms are used for a lot of things, including ingredients in a lot of your favorite recipes and a cheap trip into the deepest depths of your mind, but two former mechanical engineering and design students have figured out away to utilize the fungi for packing material!

Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre use mycelium — a term for the hidden "roots" of mushrooms found under dirt and wood — to create an eco-friendly packaging alternatives to plastic foams. Unlike the material you will commonly find inside the same box as a new television, their company's product breaks down between six and nine months, so it's okay to include in a compost pile.

Ecovative Design, which has been steadily growing over the past five years, mixes mycelium with pasteurized seed husks or plant stalks to create their packaging pieces. Yes, it's as edible as it sounds, but certainly not recommended or tasty.

On top of already cushioning products from companies like Dell Inc. and Crate and Barrel, Evovative is using their "low-tech biotech" to create car bumpers and shoes!

That's right, mushroom shoes are not that far off, along with all sorts of fungis fueled products like roofing material that can repair itself!

Pretty cool, right?

If it can be made from plastic, the young entrepreneurs believe it can be made from mushrooms!

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Experts Propose New Front-Of-Pack Food Rating System

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Similar to the Energy Star ratings on the front of household appliances, a panel of experts from the Institute of Medicine is recommending easy-to-read nutritional value labels that rate packaged food.

A two year study has confirmed that front-of-pack labels highlighting healthy ingredients ("high in vitamin C!") while ignoring unhealthy ingredients ("even higher in sodium!") are actually just confusing the public.

Since labels vary from product to product, the IOM panel is advocating a standard label for all products. It would not only show calories per serving at a glance, but would also provide a three-point checkmark (or star) system to indicated if the product contains healthy levels of sodium, sugar, and fat.

The system would give products one point for having low enough levels of each of the three nutrients "of concern" listed above.

For example, whole wheat bread would have three points, while gram crackers would only receive two points because of low levels of fat and sodium, but high sugar.

Grocery store lobbyists aren't a fan of this proposed method of grading food, saying:

"We believe the most effective programs are those that trust consumers and not ones that tell consumers what they should and should not eat."

At the end of the day, it will all be up to the Food and Drug Administration, who is in charge of the nutrition label overhaul.

Do U think this is a better method of labeling the nutrition value of food products?

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RiRi's Reb'l Fleur Perfume Packaging Revealed!

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A picture of Rihanna's Reb'l Fleur fragrance packaging has found its way on the internet!

Since Parlux unveiled both the bottle and packaging at the TFWA World Exhibition in October, they've added a picture of RiRi smelling a flower.

So much better than just a plain pink and gold box.

U like???

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