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Mushrooms can save the world

Mycologist Paul Stamets studies the mycelium -- and lists 6 ways that this astonishing fungus can help save the world.

As part of our continuing efforts to help protect the environment, Paul Stamets, founder of Fungi Perfecti has invented the Life Box™. Each box has hundreds of tree seeds and thousands of mycorrhizal spores infused into the corrugations of the cardboard. After delivery of goods, the Life Box can grow a tree nursery and can eventually help to reforest the planet. Since this is a new product, only a few box dimensions are available, and we can not promise that your order will be shipped in a Life Box. But we will do our best to use Life Boxes as much as possible, in concert with our long-standing programs of recycling and reuse of packaging materials. Stay tuned: we hope to elaborate this product line extensively in 2010. Be part of the solution to help re-green the planet. For more information, visit

Watch this video as Paul explains the "6 ways mushrooms can save the world."