The intricate matrix of mushroom mycelium under our feet represents rebirth, rejuvenation and regeneration. It waits patiently to reveal secrets for those with the courage to sidestep mainstream assumptions in search of something better. “Fungi are the grand molecular disassemblers in nature, decomposing plants and animals, creating forests…they’re soil magicians,” according to Paul Stamets, world renowned mycologist.
Confirmed! Mushrooms Saving The Bees
Presenting at the recent Bioneers Annual Conference, Paul Stamets gave bombshell evidence that there is hope for bees, colony collapse, and our entire ecosystem. Washington State University recently completed a longevity stress test on bee populations that appears to confirm that the genes for the detoxification pathways in bees are turned on by beneficial fungi they collect from their environment. What’s more, it has been confirmed in previous testing that the red belted polypore mushroom degrades pesticides, herbicides and fungicides. It has also been confirmed in previous tests that fungicidal contamination reduces beneficial fungi in honey bee colonies. So what does this all mean? The widespread pesticide, herbicide and fungicide have created an absence of beneficial fungi in bee colonies. This turns off the proper detoxification pathways within the bees and their colonies leading to a hyper-accumulation of toxins. Colony collapses typically follows shortly thereafter.
What appears to hold a key to slowing down or even stopping the current epidemic of bee colony collapse is a solution called “Mycohoney,” made from the polypore mushroom mycelium. When fed to bees in the University of Washington trials, it showed extraordinary significance in life extension of the honey bees. Walter S. Sheppard, PhD P.F. Thurber Professor, Chair, Department of Entomology Washington State University gave this comment:
“As an entomologist with 39 years’ experience studying bees, I am unaware of any reports of materials that extend the life of worker bees more than this.”
Mushrooms Elevate Humanity As Well
Beyond bee-support, mushrooms have a laundry list of other uses and benefits that read like a dream come true for humanity. According to the research performed by Donald Smee, PhD of the Institute of Antiviral Research at Utah State University testing for the U.S. government’s Bioshield and Biodefense programs, mycelial extracts from chaga, Red Reshi, agarikon and others showed highly effective antiviral effects against many flu strains. This study was done using weak mushrooms extract dilutions of 100:1.
What’s even more promising is that these mushrooms show no toxicity to human cells and high selectivity against the viruses. This is in stark contrast to our questionable vaccine protocols that contain known toxic adjuvants causing permanent damage on record. Perhaps we are looking at the future of preventative medicine and immune defense minus the needles and injections.
The heavily studied and well documented mushroom cordyceps sinensis is proving to be a wonder of nature. It is one of eight modalities used by Dr. Richard Alan Miller implemented to elevate the first Navy Seal team into superhumans. It’s well-known to increase physical stamina, is effective against all sorts of bacteria that have developed resistance to other antibiotics, and it assists in DNA repair. Taking things a step further, it is suspected that the same chemicals that are discriminating the bees and their colonies are also causing DNA damage in humans. While we fight to put an end to this genetic contamination in the form of pesticides, herbicides and fungicides, could mushrooms be here to assist us physically, mentally and spiritually in the battle?
The Patent That Will End Pesticides
Humanity is facing a toxicity problem as our immediate environment becomes increasingly riddled with pesticides. They are making us unhealthy faster than we can study the effects. In addition to causing harm to humans, these pesticides play large roles in the massive bee deaths and decline of soil health. The companies that profit from making these pesticides have made it clear they won’t stop, and our petitions to the EPA and FDA are mostly ignored due to revolving door leadership between pesticide makers and government regulators.So is there an answer? Yes there is!
Paul Stamets, the world’s leading mycologist, filed a patent in 2001 that was purposely given little attention. In the words of pesticide industry executives, this patent represents “The most disruptive technology that we have ever witnessed.” The biopesticides described in the patent reveals a near permanent, safe solution for over 200,000 species of insects – and it all comes from a mushroom.
After what is called ‘sporulation’ of a select entomopathogenic fungi (fungi that kill insects), the area becomes no longer suitable for any insect(s) the fungi are coded for. In addition, extracts of the entomopathogenic fungi can steer insects in different directions. This literally is a paradigm shift away from the entire idea of pesticides.Instead of having an aim to kill all problematic insects, a farmer could simply disperse a solution of pre-sporulation fungi amongst the crops. The insects would then simply live their lives around the crops paying no attention to them.
This simple idea flies in the face of the current, poorly thought-out practice of spraying ever-increasing amounts of pesticides on resistant bugs. Going further, this biopesticide could eliminate the need for Round Up ready GMO seeds and BT seeds that grow the pesticides in the crops that are needlessly endangering us. But that’s not all.
Perhaps the most enticing element of this biopesticide fungi is that it’s essentially free.
According to the patent, it can be “cultivated on agricultural waste.” We are looking at a 100% safe, natural technology that gives reason to halt the GMO and pesticide manufacturers overnight with a new class of SMART Pesticides (Sporulating Mushrooms And Repelling Technology).
“The matrix of pre-sporulating fungi can optionally be dried, freeze-dried, cooled and/or pelletized and packaged and reactivated for use as an effective insect attractant and/or biopesticide.” –Paul Stamets Patent for Mycoattractants and mycopesticides
On a bigger scale, GMO food and pesticides are merely symptoms of an opposite consciousness that is rapidly changing. Put another way, these symptoms are the unwanted gifts from out of control corporations that, by definition, have no empathy towards the needs, health, or life of The People. As Neil Young mentioned in hisStarbucks Boycott, pesticide companies like Monsanto are, for the most part, not public-facing companies.
As we are witnessing now with GMO brands, a boycott can severely damage their bottom line (lifeblood), but it will take more to eliminate their business model. Due to the fact that they spend untold millions lobbying (purchasing) our politicians and regularly operate revolving doors between public and private positions, only a paradigm shift will eliminate the entire industry. At that moment, which is approaching, pesticide manufacturers can decide if they would like to cease being the problem and assist in the solution.
The good news is that whatever decision they choose won’t matter. A shift in consciousness around pesticide and GMO use eliminates their influence and knocks them off their fictitious monetary pedestals they believe to be sitting on.