6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World

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This is definitely worth your time to listen to and it gives amazing insight on the benefits of working with mushrooms.  Here are some highlights about mushrooms:

  • Produce strong antibiotics
  • Rot is essential for nutrients in forest (mycelium goes underground)
  • Mycelium inhales oxygen like we do
  • Mycelium is earth’s natural internet (highly branched)
  • Fungi one of the first organisms to come to land
    • Produces oxalic acids = makes rocks crumble to make soil
  • Fungi do not need light: uses radiation as source of energy
  • Largest organism in the world: mycelia wall
  • Ways mushrooms can be used to save the world
    • Habitat restoration
    • Active against flu viruses and pox
    • Energy called “Econol” made by the breakdown of cellulose to fungal sugars
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