Paul Stamets loves mushrooms.
Not only in his plate but in many places where sustainable development is at stake and particularly where humans need to:
- produce sustainable energy (turning cellulose into ethanol for example);
- get rid of polluting waste and regenerate soils;
- produce bio-active substances to treat smallpox and other diseases;
- produce pesticidal tools that trick insects into eating them.
He explains his interest in a 17-minute, lively and illustrated talk posted on ted (technology, entertainment, design). (recorded in Feb. 2008 in California).