23 Apr '13, 7pm
Here's a use for spoiled milk you probably didn't think of!
The Internet is like a child’s game of telephone—facts become garbled, errors perpetuate, and misinformation reigns. One recent case involves German biologist and fashion designer Anke Damaske (not “Ande,” as TreeHugger reported), who spins milk into fabric . By the time the news petered down to the Huffington Post , the meme drew not awe but outrage. “Wait a second: haven’t milk fibers been around since the 1930s?” asks writer Joe Satran. “Isn’t milk-based fabric already integrated into many everyday products? Hasn’t the eco-friendliness of milk fabric been called into question?” The problem is, Damaske never called dibs on inventing the fabric. And that’s not the half of it.