TED Blog: 6 ways mushrooms can save the world: Paul Stamets on TED.com: "love a challenge, and saving the earth is probably a good one. We all know the earth is in trouble. We have now entered in the 6X -- The sixth major extinction on this planet. I often wondered if there was a United Organization of Organisms -- otherwise known as U-O (pronounces it 'uh-oh'), (laughter) -- and every organism had a right to vote, would we be voted on the planet or off the planet? I think that vote is occurring right now.
I want to present to you a suite of 6 mycological solutions using fungi, and these solutions are based on mycelium.
(graphic of Earth from space, growing a halo of mycelium; then photo of someone holding up a strand of mycelium pulled from the soil; then photo of mycelium growing on wood)"
2 years ago