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Carl Moore


Joined: Jan 12, 2014
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If you haven't seen this video... it is eye opening. Mr Stametz is certainly an EXPERT in the field of mycology. It applies to everything we do in farming and beyond. For instance, Did you know that fungi SET the bacterial environment in the soil?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=fSGkCgnirAc[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=fSGkCgnirAc[/youtube]

He even talks about how fungi eat rocks and make minerals and nutrients available in soils for plants.

Hope this helps someone..

cheers!

Rebootag

some other interesting fungi stuff:






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Burra Maluca
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I've embedded the video below.



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Amedean Messan
pollinator

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Great lecture, much appreciated. Thanks.


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John Elliott
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Automatic 2 thumbs up and 2 flags for Paul. Pay attention, folks, you'll find this useful.
Wayne Mackenzie


Joined: Sep 24, 2013
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Location: Sunizona, Az. @ 4,300' Zone 8a
I've been following Paul's work for 25 years. His involvement in all sorts of stuff including creating edible foods on spaceships is fantastic!
This is a recording of an interview he did on "Coast To Coast AM" & is the best talk I've ever heard him do by far. It's long, but an awesome listen IMHO.
Carl Moore


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thanks for the interview!!! thats one i hadn't heard!!
Abbey Myrick


Joined: Jan 15, 2014
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Stamets' work is amazing but I can't help dislike him. He put so many patents on his work that no one else can legally use the research. He is a smart business man but to patent natural processes such as using fungi to clean up soil contaminants is just stupid. I can understand patenting a product or medical research, but something that is not your own invention but simply a discovery--one that could benefit our world immensely, does not sit well with me. But yes, his research is fascinating.

I guess I should remember that this is what I remember from being 18 years old and wanting to go to school for mycology. Perhaps the patents have expired at this point?

Fungus are weird and awesome creatures regardless!!

Kaeyli Frye


Joined: Oct 01, 2013
Posts: 2
Abbey Myrick wrote: Stamets' work is amazing but I can't help dislike him. He put so many patents on his work that no one else can legally use the research. He is a smart business man but to patent natural processes such as using fungi to clean up soil contaminants is just stupid. I can understand patenting a product or medical research, but something that is not your own invention but simply a discovery--one that could benefit our world immensely, does not sit well with me. But yes, his research is fascinating.

I guess I should remember that this is what I remember from being 18 years old and wanting to go to school for mycology. Perhaps the patents have expired at this point?

Fungus are weird and awesome creatures regardless!!



I agree completely. His work is definitely interesting and his discoveries are very valuable and important, but his decision to patent has always thrown me off. \/( '_' )\/
Carl Moore


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Listen to that first video al the way through.. He only patented them to prevent companies like monsanto from doing so... cost him 25 million or something... but its free for us to use and he sells the plugs for many different types very cheap... I hold no grudges for this... I'd way rather see it privately patented and allowed for use than "monsanto'ed" and sueing everyone like poor Percy Schmeizer. Beyond that, I agree.. noone should be able to patent life... period.
Kaeyli Frye


Joined: Oct 01, 2013
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Carl Moore wrote:Listen to that first video al the way through.. He only patented them to prevent companies like monsanto from doing so... cost him 25 million or something... but its free for us to use and he sells the plugs for many different types very cheap... I hold no grudges for this... I'd way rather see it privately patented and allowed for use than "monsanto'ed" and sueing everyone like poor Percy Schmeizer. Beyond that, I agree.. noone should be able to patent life... period.


Ah, I haven't had the chance to listen to the video completely through. That clarifies a lot, actually. I definitely understand it a bit more ^.^
Thanks!
Carl Moore


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glad to have helped, yes he really covrs all the bases... a great insight into the info we have on FSN about true nutrition principles... fungi are able to convert almost any organic matter into 38-42 % lipophilic acid (spelling check) which is basically fats... and the basis for good soil biology and nutrition. fungi set the bacteria for soil.. they actually designate whos allowed... nature is so cool it'll blow your mind! Anyway, glad to be of service, its my job on this planet.... cheers!
Miles Flansburg
steward

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I finally got his book mycelium running.

http://www.amazon.com/Mycelium-Running-Mushrooms-Help-World/dp/1580085792

Just thumbing through it and it looks fantastic !

I would hope that patents on his stuff would mean that he might be able to make a living and fund other research.
This is one person who needs to be able to focus on his calling and not have to worry about where his next dime is coming from.
Miles Flansburg
steward

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Mind blowing you tube ! Just got the time to watch it. This stuff really could save the world!
Wish I would have met him in the late seventy's, my life might have been a lot different.
Carl Moore


Joined: Jan 12, 2014
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Yes, it's a truly enlightening video!
I have his book (coauthored) "The Mushroom Cultivator"

Funny story... My Mom gave it to me... she found it at a thrift shop I think... about 2 weeks before I saw that video.

I rarely have time to read any of the books I have stacked up in que for reading (I need a month off for just that)
But, I had to wait for someone somewhere the day after I got it... So I decided to read some of it while I waited...
Well the person was VERY late... over an hour... so I got some good reading done... and man was I excited after reading that!
Being a plant breeder, I find it really exciting to read on an even more complex breeding concept... its overwhelming to some degree at the moment... but then I saw that video... and it all clicked together another puzzle level.

Paul Stametz is the John Kempf of Fungi. hehe
Miles Flansburg
steward

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Just found an interesting article about fungi and permaculture at his fungi website.
Even talks about how bees like mushrooms!

http://www.fungi.com/blog/items/permaculture-with-a-mycological-twist.html
 
 
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