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How Fungi Can Help Fight Pandemics

There is magic beneath our feet—including not only plant medicines, but possibly the next game-changing vaccines that we so desperately need now and will always need in the future.   There’s a rich history of plant medicine discoveries that have helped humanity throughout history. People have been using mushrooms to combat infection for centuries as one […]

Can Mushrooms Save the Honey Bee?

Saving the Bees We’ve recently teamed up with Biographic, a multimedia magazine powered by the California Academy of Sciences, to document Washington States University and Fungi Perfecti by Paul Stamets‘ fight to save the honey bee using fungal extracts. As part of this effort, we’ve produced an exciting short film that highlights how scientists have […]

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Falling in Love with Fungi at Ridpath Middle School

Sometimes reaching out across the world wide web can lead to amazing things – as they did when Mrs. Fenn, an elementary school teacher at Ridpath Public School in Ontario, Canada reached out to Louie Schwartzberg on Twitter about her class’ interest in one of our favorite topics at Moving Art: fungi. We had the pleasure […]

Answering the Call of the Mycelium Warrior

This is the tale of a magical mycelium-like connection of dedicated individuals that will ultimately end right in your very lap, dear reader, with an invitation to join a mighty tribe dedicated to a mighty cause. The story begins with an extraordinary woman, Lyn Davis Lear. Over one year ago, feeling (as many do) as […]

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Fungi-Inspired Ideas for Global Wellness Day 2015

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number one health problem in the world is surprisingly not a virus or a disease – it is depression — which is linked to insomnia, stress, weight gain and a trickle-effect of other symptoms that can spiral into disease. WHO also reports that there are 1.6 billion […]

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Coming Shroom: The Fantastic Fungi Kickstarter Campaign

Dear beloved fungal friends, It’s finally here. The scientifically sound, environmentally critical, consciousness-expanding, crowd-pleasing crowdfunding campaign to end all campaigns. We’re going to make a film about mushrooms and it’s going to blow your mind.

Paul Stamets’ Report from Underground – Save the Bees

Protecting Endangered Bees Mycologist, Tribe member and founder of Fungi Perfecti, Paul Stamets, recently revealed a breakthrough discovery that has the potential to change -and heal- our ecosystem. He proposes that there is a missing link that can dramatically influence bee health, and it’s right under our feet. Yes, it’s mycelium.

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BeeFriendly™, a Breakthrough Solution

Perhaps the interconnectedness of nature is best exemplified by mycelium. It offers nourishment at every stage in the life cycle, from the soil to the plant to the human body. We know that medicinal mushrooms support the body at the most fundamental level – the immune system. In fact, medicinal mushrooms offer so many health […]

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Mushroom Roadie Results: Best Photo, Best Find, Most Likes

Wow. Thousands of amazing #MushroomRoadie images have been submitted, making it almost impossible for Louie and Paul to select a single winner for both Best Photo and Best Fungi Find. Winners were chosen, but we have also begun the exciting challenge of creating a gallery we will unveil to our online audience later this week. […]

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Test Your Tribal Facts

At 2pm PST today, a winner was selected. Congratulations goes to Fantastic Fungi fan KIKI for winning the Wild Edible Mushrooms book. Doesn’t stop you from taking the quiz for fun, though. Think you know your Tribal Leaders? Take this quiz to find out!

Fantastic Fungi, The Forbidden Fruit (Video)

Imagine an organism that feeds you, cures you, reveals secrets of the universe, may have advanced the proto-human brain, and today could help save the planet. An organism that seems to be conscious. Now imagine that it’s in the ground beneath your feet.