Paul Stamets is a mycologist and a true renaissance visionary.
He is a leading researcher into the use of mushrooms in bioremediation, processes he terms mycoremediation and mycofiltration. His compelling lectures are eye-openers with a powerful message: Fungi can save the world.
The lecture below was sent to me by a reader and I’m very thankful for this hint. Stamets talks about the importance of fungi as the soil magicians of the planet, the preservers of this thin layer of life-giving substance. How slime mold redesigned the Japanese subway system. What we can learn from the mycelium archetype as the earth’s natural internet. And how the fungi can heal us.
Read this great article taken from Discover Magazine:
Mushroom Manifesto by Kenneth Miller
Paul Stamets — The Future is Fungi (Uplift Festival Australia)
Stamets lecture at TED, 2008:
6 ways mushrooms can save the world