Just heard Paul Stamets speak on Friday at the Beyond Pesticides
conference in Washington DC .... Fascinating. So I thought I'd pass this along.
In the first-listed interview, Stamets notes that his research has
revealed the potential for a long-term solution for termite control.
(Read more about this at
Against the Grain
Tuesday, May 16th, 2006
Can mushrooms save the world? That's what mycologist Paul
Stamets argues in a speech given at the San Francisco Green
Festival, in which he highlights the ability of mushrooms to protect
our health and remove toxic pollutants from the environment.
Steppin' Out of Babylon (series ended)
Wednesday, October 27th, 2004
The Wonders of Mushrooms
Paul Stamets has discovered four new species of mushrooms and
pioneered countless techniques in the field of edible and medicinal
mushroom cultivation and in "fungal bioremediation". He has authored
five books including Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms; The
Mushroom Cultivator; Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World and many
articles and scholarly papers. Stamets received a patent on
mycopesticides which have the potential to replace most pesticides
without harming the environment. His work is incredibly important
for our health and future.
Stamets' website is www.fungi.com