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Trees are not the mute, woody giants we think them to be. They are actually quite chatty. Obviously not in the way we vocalize, but through their enormous underground net- works. And according to Suzanne Simard, professor of forest ecology at the University of British Columbia, they’re not just making polite conversation—they’re collaborating.
What do talking trees have to do with cosmetics? As I listened to Simard’s
TED talk on NPR Radio,
1 I started to draw parallels between her research and
our industry’s work on the microbiome, epigenetics and wellness cosmetics;
even sustainability. It made me wonder if we were connecting as many dots as
we could be.
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Rachel L. Grabenhofer
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