Tuesday, February 25, 2014

tedx:

The crisis no one’s talking about: At TEDxUdeM, biologist Mohamed Hijr gives a primer on the coming phosphorus crisis and proposes an interesting solution … mushrooms

Watch the whole talk here»

(Photo from Paul Stamets’s lovely talk on 6 ways mushrooms can save the world)

Phosphorus, nitrogen and calcium are integral to the plant’s growth, but the micro-nutrients that the plant should pass on to the consumer (be it animal or human) are missing if farmers simply apply 3 chemical fertilizer. We are starving ourselves even when we eat the “right” foods. A more natural approach to supplying these and other nutrients is essential to human nutrition and survival. I’m sure this simple oversight in farming has led to much sickness and disease in our Western society.

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