March 3, 2012
Paul Stamets believes that mushrooms can save our lives, restore our ecosystems and transform other worlds.
Entrepreneurial mycologist Paul Stamets seeks to rescue the study of mushrooms from forest gourmets and psychedelic warlords. 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. How about fungi in place of vaccines??
There are cosmic implications as well. Stamets believes we could terraform other worlds in our galaxy by sowing a mix of fungal spores and other seeds to create an ecological footprint on a new planet.
Watch this quick TED video – it’s only 17 minutes!!
September 10, 2011
Click Here for a Great Mushroom Film video on Hulu.com!!
“Follows ber myco visionaries Gary Lincoff and Larry Evans as they lead us on a hunt for the wild mushroom and the deeper cultural experiences attached to the mysterious fungi.”
the mycelium’s vast web of connectedness never ceases to amaze me. Entertaining plus TONS of useful info on identifying and utilizing greatly under-appreciated powerful (and yummy) mushrooms!
The Beautiful botanical plate of Amanita Caesaream Scopoli above was recently purchased by moi for a good price from a kind fellow at my love- the Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market last weekend!
If you cant watch the whole film on Hulu, at least check out this fantastic 50s commercial for cream of mushroom soup.