Not feeling so connected to current affairs at the moment, but aware that Fukushima issue is kinda global, long term and simultaneously played down/ inflated by "opposing" sources, thanks Ben Falk for sharing this information source; http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=11990
Leading mycologist Paul Stamets developed an 8 step plan and this petition may be worth signing. I don't have a clue if this would work, but I reckon natures got the biggest handle.... Step 6 involves inoculating hyper-accumulating mycorrhizal mushrooms into native deciduous/conifer plantings, particularly Gomphidius glutinosus, Craterellus tubaeformis, and Laccaria amethystina (all native to pines). G. glutinosus has been reported to absorb (via the mycelium) and concentrate radioactive Cesium 137 more than 10,000 fold over ambient background levels. Many other mycorrhizal mushroom species also hyper-accumulate.
Here's a video of our dear friend Adam Sayner, who set up a fantastic social enterprise growing gourmet mushrooms using Totne's high street coffee waste in the UK. This video gives a quick overview of his set up- a great example of a small regenerative enterprise capable of supporting a couple/ small family with low start up whilst utilizing other peoples "rubbish"
After leaving home I lived with some particularly interesting folks, amongst them romany gypsies who had incredible knowledge of indigenous plants in the UK. Once on a walk I was shown fluorescent pasture mushrooms I had probably walked over thousands of times before. There are many species that emit bioluminescence and after telling Adam about the experience, next thing I know I find a photo of his petri dishes glowing in the dark in my inbox!
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