Paul Stamets: Fungi to the rescue in Japan!

March 20, 2011

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Can mushrooms save the world?

Mycoremediation and fungi specialist Paul Stamets (author of Mycelium Running and Growing Gourmet and Medicinal MushroomsBio ) thinks so. Stamets recently published a novel and sustainable method of dealing with the clean-up of radioactive soils and waste in Japan which was a result of the disasterous 8.9 earthquake and tsunami that occurred in March 2011.

Through the use of wood waste chipping, tree planting, and the innoculation of wood waste with select species of fungus, Stamets proposes that the radioactive fallout can be effectively remediated in a natural and effective way.

For more details, please see:
The Nuclear Forest Recovery Zone: Myco-remediation of the Japanese Landscape After Radioactive Fallout
by Paul Stamets

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