How Mushrooms Can Save the World

Using mushrooms and fungi to decontaminate soil, speed reforestation, kill insects, cure cancer, bird flu, diabetes and dementia and defeat antibiotic resistance.

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Source – discovermagazine.com

“…Crusading mycologist Paul Stamets says mushrooms are potential miracle workers, capable of cleaning up oil spills and radioactive contamination, filtering bacteria-tainted wastewater, speeding reforestation of clear-cut woodlands, boosting agricultural yields, controlling insect pests and treating ailments ranging from cancer and bird flu to diabetes and dementia”

How Mushrooms Can Save the World – By Kenneth Miller

For Paul Stamets, the phrase “mushroom hunt” does not denote a leisurely stroll with a napkin-lined basket. This morning, a half-dozen of us are struggling to keep up with the mycologist as he charges through a fir-and-alder forest on Cortes Island, British Columbia. It’s raining steadily, and the moss beneath our feet is slick, but Stamets, 57, barrels across it like a grizzly bear heading for a stump full of honey. He vaults over fallen trees, scrambles up muddy ravines, plows through shin-deep puddles in his rubber boots. He never…

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