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Mon Mar 2, 2015, 12:15 PM

Paul Staments patents universal biopesticide that has big ag saying "the most disruptive

technology that we have ever witnessed"

Humanity is facing a problem. Our immediate environment is riddled with pesticides. They are making us unhealthy faster than we can study the effects. In addition, 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. Our petitions to the EPA and FDA are mostly ignored due to revolving door leadership between pesticide makers and government regulators. Is there an answer? Yes there is!

SMART Pesticides

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 also steer insects in different directions.://exopermaculture.com/2015/02/28/paul-stamets-patents-universal-biopesticide-that-big-ag-calls-the-most-disruptive-technology-that-we-have-ever-witnessed/

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Reply Paul Staments patents universal biopesticide that has big ag saying "the most disruptive (Original post)
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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 12:26 PM

1. He's a great man!

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Mon Mar 2, 2015, 12:27 PM

2. Interesting stuff. Found some background on Paul Stamets. Sounds like he's a fun guy:

 

http://www.fungi.com/about-paul-stamets.html


About Paul stamets

Fungi Perfecti founder and president Paul Stamets has been a dedicated mycologist for over 40 years. Over this time, he has discovered and coauthored several new species of mushrooms, and pioneered countless techniques in the field of mushroom cultivation. He received the 1998 "Bioneers Award" from The Collective Heritage Institute, and the 1999 "Founder of a New Northwest Award" from the Pacific Rim Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils. In 2008, Paul received the National Geographic Adventure Magazine's Green-Novator and the Argosy Foundation's E-chievement Awards. He was also named one of Utne Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World" in their November–December 2008 issue. In February 2010, Paul received the President's Award from the Society for Ecological Restoration: Northwest Chapter, in recognition of his contributions to Habitat Restoration. In January of 2014, Paul received the highly acclaimed NAMA (North American Mycological Association) award for expanding the field of mycology for both amateurs and professionals. In 2014, Paul was chosen to be an "Invention Ambassador" by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest and most prestigious scientific organization in the world.

He has written six books on mushroom cultivation, use and identification; his books Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms and The Mushroom Cultivator (coauthor) have long been hailed as the definitive texts of mushroom cultivation. Other works by Paul Stamets include Psilocybe Mushrooms and Their Allies (out of print), Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World,MycoMedicinals®: an Informational Treatise on Mushrooms, and many articles and scholarly papers. His newest book is Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save The World...

http://www.fungi.com/about-paul-stamets.html

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Response to think (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 12:31 PM

3. mushrooms can save the world, according to Mr Staments

Lots of videos, he even said that they could have solved oil spills.

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 12:52 PM

4. I need to learn more about Mr. Stamets. From the little I've read so far he's brilliant.

 

Surprised I'm not more familiar with him though I'm sure I've heard and seen his name before.

Thank you for posting.

Nice list of patents in his credit also:

Patents by Inventor Paul Edward Stamets

Integrative fungal solutions for protecting bees and overcoming colony collapse disorder (CCD): methods and compositions
Application number: 20140220150
Abstract: The present invention is based on a plurality of benefits from the extracts of mycelia of individual fungal species, and their mixtures, to provide an armamentarium of defenses from multiple stressors in order to help bees survive and more particularly overcome a complex of symptoms collectively called colony collapse disorder (CCD). The methods and compositions of this designed fungal bioshield helps tilt the balance in favor of bee colony survival, improving the health conditions, disease resistance, pesticide tolerance, pollution tolerance, drought tolerance, pollination abilities, and quality of the honey produced by bees.
Type: Application
Filed: April 7, 2014
Issued: August 7, 2014
Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets


Antiviral and antibacterial activity from medicinal mushrooms
Patent number: 8765138
Abstract: Compounds having unique antiviral and antibacterial properties are prepared from medicinal mushroom mycelium, extracts and derivatives. The compositions are derived from Fomitopsis, Piptoporus, Ganoderma, Inonotus, Trametes, Pleurotus, and blends of medicinal mushroom species and are useful in preventing and treating viruses including Poxyiridae and Orthopox viruses, flu viruses including bird flu (H5N1), SARS and Hepatitis C (HCV), as well as infections from Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.
Type: Grant
Filed: September 24, 2008
Issued: July 1, 2014
Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets


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Mycoattractants and mycopesticides
Application number: 20020146394
Abstract: The present invention utilizes the pre-sporulation (preconidial) mycelial stage of entomopathogenic fungi as insect attractants and/or pathogens. The fungus can be cultivated on grain, wood, agricultural wastes or other cellulosic material, attracting the insect and optionally introducing insect-specific pathogenic fungi. More than one fungus and substrate can be used in combination. The matrix of preconidial 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. Attractant extracts of the preconidial entomopathogenic mycelium are disclosed.
Type: Application
Filed: October 1, 2001
Issued: October 10, 2002
Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets


Complete list with more patents here:
http://patents.justia.com/inventor/paul-edward-stamets

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 09:11 PM

6. TY for the link. Will check it out

 

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Response to think (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 09:43 PM

7. Bio remediation for oil spills

Paul Stamets Discusses Bioremediation and the BP oil spill …: STAMETS’ STATEMENT ON MYCOREMEDIATION
AND ITS APPLICATIONS TO OIL SPILLS

The BP oil spill has inflicted enormous harm in the Gulf of Mexico and will continue to do so for months, if not decades, to come. I have many thoughts on this disaster. My first reaction is that when the skin of the Earth is punctured, bad things can happen.

Clearly, this disaster could and should have been prevented. Despite all their assurances of safety, BP and/or BP’s subcontractors, failed to ensure the functionality of the emergency equipment on the Deep Horizon rig. The oil industry claims that further regulation will handcuff them, but it is now obvious that more steps need to be taken to prevent a catastrophe like this from ever happening again.

However, this spill did happen, and we now must deal with the aftermath. Although estimates have been that BP could be liable for more than 14 billion dollars in clean up damages, very few in the media have mentioned the long-term, generational consequences of this oil spill. There will inevitably be a surge in cancer cases, widespread degradation of wildlife habitat, and an array of diverse and complex strains on local communities, our nation, and the planetary ecosphere as a whole. We all know that the seas are connected, and ultimately our biosphere suffers globally when suffering locally. Now as the hurricane season approaches, we may see catastrophes converge to create what may be the greatest ecological disaster in hundreds of years.

More here. http://www.fungi.com/blog/items/the-petroleum-problem.html

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