We have three different strains of Agarikon mushrooms and thank you, Eric Rasmussen, for your help on this — Stamets spoke about powerful medical uses for mushrooms and their extracts, from anti-tuberculosis effects (Agarikon) to Cordyceps, a treasure trove of potential medicines, such as cyclosporine, … translators. solutions for helping to save the world. So much of what storytelling is comes from real life, but at the same time, so much of what we learn from storytelling can be applied to our own real lives as well. We exhale carbon dioxide, so does mycelium. Generating ethanol from cellulose using mycelium as an intermediary — and our pile became an oasis of life. When you look at the mycelium, they're highly branched. I'm in love with the old-growth forest, into a non-sporulating form. It's a mushroom exclusive to the old-growth forest translators. Cleaning polluted soil, creating new insecticides, treating smallpox and maybe even the flu … in 18 minutes, he doesn’t get all the way through his list, but he has plenty of time to blow your mind. Our team — and we have a team of experts that go out — were making debris fields, every day, you could add water — I developed this for the refugee community — In 48 hours to 72 hours, these three mushroom species Whereas the other three piles were dead, dark and stinky, It inhales oxygen, just like we do. The mycelium infuses all landscapes, I couldn't miss it. Controlling disease vectors from insects and arthropods using preconidial mycelium and extracts of preconidial mycelium from entomopathogenic fungi. And I present to you a concept that these are extended neurological membranes. So, the prospect of fungi existing on other planets elsewhere, that gives rise to a plurality of other organisms. How can we create an education system that works for kids, instead of against them? it holds soils together, it's extremely tenacious. let's get closer. Browse the library of TED talks and speakers, 100+ collections of TED Talks, for curious minds. 10 or greater are considered to be very active. and we now, being the top organism on this planet, These are the oldest trees, with hundreds of children and grandchildren. and you gain all the benefits that I've described to you already. I first proposed, in the early 1990s, The last image we don't have. I love a challenge, and saving the Earth is probably a good one. we can steer insects to different directions. because of the nodes of crossing — There were four piles saturated with diesel and other petroleum waste: And all sorts of other oxalates Sandra è laureata in architettura al Politecnico di Torino, e dopo il Dottorato di Ricerca in Storia e Cri... Jean-Marc’s optimistic talk described to the audience how advances in technology are being driven by nature all around us. their eyes glaze over, and they think I'm a little crazy. They can clean polluted soil. Mushrooms are just the tip of the mycelium. Learn about its relationship to mushrooms, forest decay, agriculture, toxic waste remediation, biofiltration, organic manufacturing, and medicine. https://www.ted.com/talks/jean_marc_mosselmans_nature_as_source_of_inspiration_and_creativity_in_the_medical_field_jan_2019. Mushrooms produce strong antibiotics. 2,200 acres in size, 2,000 years old. We tried it against flu A viruses — H1N1, H3N2 — published an article in the Journal of Geology an old-growth forest from a cardboard box. You could take a cardboard box delivering shoes, The Earth was struck by an asteroid, We share in common the same pathogens. These are little wells. Battelle Laboratories and I joined up in Bellingham, Washington. and I'm a patriotic American because we have those. through Virtual Earth or Google Earth, In today's TED Talk, biologist Mohamed Hijri directs our attention to an incredible biotechnology -- not one he invented, but one that’s been around for 450 million years. Most of you may not know that fungi were the first organisms to come to land. Each year, the world loses enough food to feed half a billion people to fungi, the most destructive pathogens of plants. They're showing how much nutrition that they could've obtained. and when I'm staring at the mycelium, And then — a delicate dance between dinner and death — life becomes single cells; single cells become strings; Words by teachers, for teachers and everyone else who just needs some solid and worldly advice. And so we see a mushroom here sporulating. I took several containers — my wife said, if I could do this, anybody could — so the mycelium is the mother prior to sporulation, attract the very insects But to go from cellulose to ethanol is ecologically unintelligent, We call it mycophobia, © TED Conferences, LLC. The largest organism in the world is in Eastern Oregon. we had an asteroid impact. The mycelium, in the right conditions, produces a mushroom — a super-kingdom that joins animalia and fungi together. This holds up to 30,000 times its mass. "Mycelium grows in between the hemp fibres and transforms it into a solid mass," Ruben told Dezeen. by the trees that are coming through Life Boxes. as a matter of national defense. Go deeper into fascinating topics with original video series from TED. Mycologist Paul Stamets lists 6 ways the mycelium fungus can help save the universe: cleaning polluted soil, making insecticides, treating smallpox and even flu viruses. ... specifically fungal mycelium can save the world. Not all plastic is evil, but our world could probably do with a whole lot less of it. Eben Bayer: Are mushrooms the new plastic? http://www.ted.com Here's a powerful provocation from artist Jae Rhim Lee. So, encouraged by this, naturally we went to flu viruses. Open Translation Project. a giant mushroom. Now, we've had several extinction events, and as we march forward — They check in with their neighbors, share food, supplies and wisdom gained over their lives, all while rooted in place. fungi that kill insects. So I invented burlap sacks, bunker spawn — and mycelium harvesting these extracellular metabolites. I think, is a forgone conclusion, I was able to morph the culture I realize that they are microfiltration membranes. We have three different strains of Agarikon mushrooms More recently, at Einstein University, The fact that mushrooms have inherent power is itself a surprise—at least to me. northern California, British Columbia, now thought to be extinct in Europe. it conquers territory and then it begins the net. and our pile we inoculated with mushroom mycelium. Or you can go to NPR.org and listen to a live interview. Preserving the genome of these fungi in the old-growth forest In a fun and personal talk, Musallam gives 3 rules to spark imagination and learning, and get students excited about how the world works. The mycelium stays in constant molecular communication with its environment, devising diverse enzymatic and chemical responses to complex challenges.” ― Paul Stamets, Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World. I often wondered, if there was a United Organization of Organisms — that are otherwise repelled by those spores. and many other acids and enzymes, and the color changed to a light form. 6 ways mushrooms can save the world | Paul Stamets - YouTube And in these cavities, these micro-cavities form, This is photomicrographs from Nick Read and Patrick Hickey. Think of the implications. Going way out, dark matter conforms to the same mycelial archetype. because fungi do not need light. against carpenter ants, termites and fire ants. Mycologist and TED Fellow Mennat El Ghalid explains how a breakthrough in our understanding of the molecular signals fungi use to attack plants could disrupt this interaction -- and save our crops. Most of the forest lives in the shadow of the giants that make up the highest canopy. Our house was being destroyed by carpenter ants. Through his talk, writer/director Selim Abo... 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The entire pile was a green berm of life. that they have ever witnessed. Birds then came, bringing in seeds, and so our best antibiotics come from fungi. The mycelium threads rapidly through the structure and binds it together to form a shock-resistant and durable packaging material. This is the most disruptive technology — they immediately think Portobellos or magic mushrooms, of nutrients between plants, mitigated by the mcyelium — of the U.S. Defense Department, states that any compounds to hemlocks, cedars and Douglas firs. the mycelium is consumed by the ants, And so the spongy soil not only resists erosion, strings become chains; chains network. one pile was treated with bacteria; I did something that nobody else had done. and 10 to the third power is around 1,000. that kill carpenter ants, as well as termites. So, fungi and mycelium And if there's one branch that is broken, then very quickly, if you Google "Stamets" and "smallpox." that Dioscorides first described in 65 A.D. corns, beans and squash and onions. Mycelium allows for it mold itself like the way you mold plastic. So, this one mushroom, in particular, has drawn our interest over time. In his 2005 book Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save The World, and his 2008 TED Talk, “6 ways mushrooms can save the world,” which has garnered nearly 3.8 million views, he presents some compelling evidence of fungi’s game-changing potential for … The part of the mushroom that is being used is called mycelium, which is consider to be like a glue. because my supposition is that entomopathogenic fungi, you could confirm carbon credits are being sequestered and in a blend combination we tried it against H5N1, It's possible because the mycelium produces oxalic acids, So, the mycelium becomes saturated with the oil, Dr. Boyce, at the University of Chicago, Learn more about the And so, for the first time, I am showing this. they just determined that fungi use radiation as a source of energy, where people could join together, They gave it to the queen. TEDGlobal 2010 | July 2010 I actually chased the mycelium, when it stopped producing spores. And so I came up with a Life Box, because I needed a delivery system. The Life Box -- you're gonna be getting a DVD of the TED conference -- you add soil, you add water, you have mycorrhizal and endophytic fungi as well as spores, like of the Agarikon mushroom. The Earth invented the computer Internet for its own benefit, reduced the amount of coliform bacteria 10,000 times. And notice that as the mycelium grows, are also sequestering carbon dioxide through the minerals is an inevitable consequence Dusty and I, we like to say, on Sunday, this is where we go to church. as well as flu B viruses. and so this population will be shut down. We came back to our pile, it was covered It knows that you are there. The largest organism on the planet is a mycelial mat, one cell wall thick. "It takes between one and two weeks to grow a leaf, depending on the desired colouration. These are gateway species, I really enjoyed and appreciate that using a part of a mushrooms that could be used for the new plastic. Once the mycelium is taking up a large amount of the volume of the jar, vigorously agitate the liquid culture so that the mycelium is as broken up as possible, tilt the jar so that the liquid culture comes up against injection port and, with a sterile syringe and needle, suck the liquid culture into the syringe until it’s full. This is my wife Dusty, and I ended up growing a seed garden. So, I believe the invention of the computer Internet and forming calcium oxalates. Day 21, day 23, day 25. I really enjoyed and appreciate that using a part of a mushrooms that could be used for the new plastic. In this TED Talk, Fred Kirschenmann, a pioneer in sustainable agriculture, explores the power of soil and the history of soil. and I think that we need to be econologically intelligent The tallest plants on Earth at that time were less than two feet. This was first discovered in 1859. (Applause) As a high school chemistry teacher, Ramsey Musallam expands curiosity in the classroom through multimedia and new technology. We were involved with several experiments. Storytelling is a world on its own, filled with rules, laws, physics and even maths. You will find corn as high as an elephant’s... "A forest is much more than what you see," says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Mushrooms are very fast in their growth. with metarhizium species of a group of fungi I found this to be fascinating. These mushrooms are incredible at helping plants find phosphoro... Eben Bayer is co-inventor of MycoBond, an organic (really -- it's based on mycelium, a living, growing organism) adhesive that turns agriwaste into a foam-like material for packaging and insulation. Learn more about the and then, when we returned six weeks later, Mycelium is the vegetative part of a fungus or fungal colony, and it is present in all soils throughout the world. they become mummified, and, boing, a mushroom pops out of their head. this past year determining that Prototaxites was a giant fungus, After they sporulate, they do rot. (Applause). And these existed for tens of millions of years. I then received my second patent — and this is a big one. This has huge implications. DAVID: As far as we know, this is the first large structure made of agricultural byproducts and a mushroom root—or fungus—called mycelium. Yesterday at TEDMED, TEDTalks favorite Paul Stamets gave an emotional talk about new medical uses for mushrooms — including a variety that, he says, helped treat his mother’s cancer. Too many withdrawals from the carbon bank, And then you put tree seeds in here, you add soil, you add water, All across most land masses. 420 million years ago, this organism existed. that occur on rotting mushrooms So, we set up a site in Mason County, Washington, Dr. Earl Kern, who's a smallpox expert and the PAH's — the aromatic hydrocarbons — otherwise known as "Uh-Oh" — We have now entered in the 6X, a huge amount of debris was jettisoned into the atmosphere. Then you can harvest the kernels, and then you just need a few kernels. highly active against flu viruses. Paul Stamets has filed 22 patents for mushroom-related technologies and, in this talk from TED2008, he shares six ways that mycelium fungus — i.e. And so the industry has spent over 100 million dollars Moreover, the mycelium -- the filamentous cobweb-like cells that give rise to the mushrooms (the mushrooms are the 'fruit' of the mycelium) -- have uniquely amplified properties, especially against viruses and bacteria. Basically, it sends mycelium, or threads, all through the soil, picks up nutrients and water, especially phosphorous and nitrogen, brings it back to the plant, and exchanges those nutrients and water for photosynthate [a sugar or other substance made by photosynthesis] from the plant. much like plants use light. Watch, share and create lessons with TED-Ed, Talks from independently organized local events, Short books to feed your craving for ideas, Inspiration delivered straight to your inbox, Take part in our events: TED, TEDGlobal and more, Find and attend local, independently organized events, Recommend speakers, Audacious Projects, Fellows and more, Rules and resources to help you plan a local TEDx event, Bring TED to the non-English speaking world, Join or support innovators from around the globe, TED Conferences, past, present, and future, Details about TED's world-changing initiatives, Updates from TED and highlights from our global community. Can we commit our bodies to a cleaner, greener Earth, even after death? and then you're harvesting the seed garden. [1:18:10] Paul talks about the neuroregenerative benefits of lion’s mane and soul’s eye in mycelium over mushroom form. But here is a mushroom that's past its prime. Product designer Eben Bayer reveals his recipe for a new, fungus-based packaging material that protects fragile stuff like furniture, plasma screens -- and the environment. with hundreds of pounds of oyster mushrooms, we received these results. you could make it interactive, zip code specific — They generate the humus soils across the landmasses of Earth. Open Translation Project. Il talk di MinD è tenuto dalle fondatrici Giulia Mezzalama e Sandra Poletto. TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript: Product designer Eben Bayer reveals his recipe for a new, fungus-based packaging material that protects fragile stuff like furniture, plasma screens -- and the environment. And a few years ago, It is a beautiful circle that keeps on giving no end. Super cool. and the use of cardboard around the world, So, I hope to pierce that prejudice forever with this group. the insects laid eggs, eggs became larvae. and putting the mycelium — using storm blown debris, It covers over 200,000 species. What if we could "grow" clothes from microbes, furniture from living organisms and buildings with exteriors like tree bark? “the magicians” that form a complicated web of connections that hold soil together — could save the world. The seeds then are mothered by this mycelium. The seeds then are mothered by this mycelium. So then we tried a blend, Then we tried extracts, and lo and behold, This could totally revamp the pesticide industries throughout the world. Ditto if you examine the strips of land in the middle of the town’s roads, the area in front of its elder-care home, or the landscaping around its railroad station. and the mycelium forms and goes underground. It was called Prototaxites. Prototaxites, laying down, was about three feet tall. And we came up with Econol. Internet engineers maybe call them hot points — from a farm that's producing E. coli, or other wastes, Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery -- trees talk, often and over vast distances. one was a control pile; one pile was treated with enzymes; the irrational fear of the unknown, when it comes to fungi. Most of you are familiar with Portobello mushrooms. In a Ted Talk that Stamets gave in 2011, he tried to make the case that mushrooms have potential to do more for the planet than any other life form, humans included. the sixth major extinction on this planet. Browse the library of TED talks and speakers, 100+ collections of TED Talks, for curious minds. I want to reinvent the delivery system, But something else happened, which was an epiphany in my life. And inside these wells, then microbial communities begin to form. A lot of people simply think of mushrooms as lawn pests, or as food. about the generation of fuels. And frankly, I face a big obstacle. The mushrooms then are harvested, I put it right where a bunch of carpenter ants The Life Box — you're gonna be getting a DVD of the TED conference — that is giving nutrients from alder and birch trees But these are essentially externalized stomachs and lungs. published a paper two years ago erecting opisthokonta — and yet be one cell wall thick, To support this expanded mycological awareness, I offer my books as resources—especially Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World and Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms. or a factory with chemical toxins, If there's a YouTube-like site that you could put up, 65 million years ago — most of you know about it — it bursts through with such ferocity that it can break asphalt. They're the grand molecular disassemblers of nature — the soil magicians. and so I morphed the cultures into a non-sporulating form. Selim Abo ElMosalam, Selim Abo El Mosalam: Three Selims walk into a TEDx talk... https://www.ted.com/talks/selim_abo_elmosalam_selim_abo_el_mosalam_three_selims_walk_into_a_tedx_talk. These are spores — this is in their spores. But I propose to you that the sequence of microbes Check out these great ideas -- from a googly-eyed trash catcher to a styrofoam substitute made from mushrooms -- and learn some small steps you can take right now. I became interested in entomopathogenic fungi — and we've seen a dramatic decrease in the amount of coliforms. The mycelium absorbs the oil. tags: awareness, change, earth, nature. peroxidases — that break carbon-hydrogen bonds. but sets up a microbial universe it's vetted by DOD — like of the Agarikon mushroom. that have a selectivity index of two or more are active. 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