23 May '11, 1pm

How Mushrooms Clean Up Pollution, Kill Pests and Recycle Nutrients

How Mushrooms Clean Up Pollution, Kill Pests and Recycle Nutrients

But it doesn't end in the garden. Following up on the themes in Paul Stamets' TED presentation on how mushrooms can save the world , and his claims that mushrooms could help clean up radioactive pollution from Japan's nuclear crisis , the folks at Mushroom Mountain are also involved in research into mycological remediation and even mushroom-based pesticides. (See Stephen's post on ant-brain-eating mushrooms for more on that one!) And then of course there is the simple fact that mushrooms are nature's ultimate recyclers—taking biological waste and breaking it back down into valuable top soil.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/how-mushrooms-cle...

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