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A talk about mushrooms

July 9, 2009

I saw this a month or so ago and I found it to be amazing. I have always liked mushrooms and fungi and I remember enjoying when we talked about them in school. There is so much more to them than I ever realized. I just enjoyed this video so much and I had to share.

From the TED site: 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.

Check out his video

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