Saving the World with Science and Mushrooms

Posted on June 19, 2009  Comments (2)

Entrepreneurial mycologist Paul Stamets studies mushrooms. The focus of Stamets’ research is the Northwest’s native fungal genome, mycelium, but along the way he has filed 22 patents for mushroom-related technologies, including pesticidal fungi that trick insects into eating them, and mushrooms that can break down the neurotoxins used in nerve gas.

The webcast really gets interesting at minute 9 or so (in my opinion) with 6 specific examples.

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2 Responses to “Saving the World with Science and Mushrooms”

  1. Anonymous
    November 16th, 2009 @ 9:30 pm

    This is great. Actually using nature against nature instead of creating all of these synthetic man made chemicals that are ruining our health.

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    June 2nd, 2010 @ 5:18 pm

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