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Planet Earth

Saving the World with Fungus

By Kenneth MillerMay 31, 2013 5:00 AM
Mushrooms Opening photo - Stuart Isett
(Credit: Stuart Isett)

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Mushrooms are potential miracle workers, capable of cleaning up oil spills and radioactive contamination, filtering bacteria-tainted wastewater, speeding reforestation of clear-cut woodlands, boosting agricultural yields, controlling insect pests and treating ailments ranging from cancer and bird flu to diabetes and dementia.


This gallery is a companion to Ken Miller's feature, "How Mushrooms Can Save the World."

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