January 9, 2011
A Conversation with Paul Stamets

Stamets is a visionary emissary…and the message he’s brought back in this book, about the possibilities fungi hold for healing the environment, will fill you with wonder and hope.”

~ Michael Pollan, The Botany of Desire

We are very honored and excited to have Paul Stamets on our show for a discussion about the potential that mycelia (the vegetative part of fungi, of which mushrooms are a part) hold for restoring the balance and health of our planet’s ecosystems. Please join us. It will be an eye-opening and inspiring show.

Paul is one of the foremost experts in medicinal mushrooms in the U.S. He has written six popular mushroom-related books including Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World, and is the founder of Fungi Perfecti, a medicinal and gourmet mushroom business. Paul is an advisor to the Program of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical School, Tucson; on the Editorial Board of The International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, and was appointed to the G.A.P./G.M.P. Board of the U.S. Pharmacopoeia. He is the sole source supplier and co-investigator of the first two NIH funded clinical studies using medicinal mushrooms in the United States and has been working with the NIH governed BioShield BioDefense Program since 2005 to develop new defenses against bioterrorism. Paul has received several environmental awards including the National Geographic Adventure’s Magazine’s Green-O-vator, the Argosy Foundation’s E-chievement Awards, Utne Reader recognized Paul as one of the 50 Visionaries of the Year (2008) and in 2010, Paul received the President’s Award from the Society of Ecological Restoration.

To learn more about Paul, please visit www.Fungi.com!

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