Mushrooms Clean Up Toxic Waste

February 17, 2009 6:00am CST
How do you clean up a toxic spill in a stream? With mushrooms mycielium placed a burlap bag! Mushrooms are proving to be useful for much more than simply an addition to a meal. Paul Stamets predicted in "Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms" that one day mushrooms would be grown on toxic ground, to assist in clean up operations. As described in this article by Paul himself, mushrooms now clean up toxic sites and additional medicinal uses continue to be found.
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@MichaelJay (1100)
17 Feb 09
I am constantly grateful and amazed at the capacity that Nature has for cleaning up our garbage. One day she might decide to get ridd of the source of the poison?
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