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Groundbreaking Research Gives Hope to Bees

Groundbreaking Research Gives Hope to Bees

Collaborative research between Host Defense's team and Washington State University has been published in Nature’s Scientific Reports! Mycelium extracts of polypore mushrooms (Reishi and Amadou) have been shown to confer an immune benefit to bees. This research provides an actionable solution against the...

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Bee Friendly Research Update 3

Bee Friendly Research Update 3

Greetings fellow Fungiphiles and the Bee-Mushroomed ! This Earth Day we’re excited to share the latest developments in our Bee Friendly™ Research Initiative, originally unveiled by Paul Stamets during the 2014 Bioneers Annual Conference. For those unfamiliar with the story, our...

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MycoPesticide Update

MycoPesticide Update

In response to the many letters, calls and emails we have received requesting more information about Paul Stamets' research into mycological solutions for insect control, we have put together a MycoPesticide update, with answers to some of the most frequently...

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Paul Receives the Gordon and Tina Wasson Award

Paul Receives the Gordon and Tina Wasson Award

Paul Stamets D.Sc. (Hon.), Founder and President of Fungi Perfecti LLC and Host Defense, is the first-ever recipient of the Mycological Society of America’s Gordon and Tina Wasson Award. Named after the late preeminent ethnomycologists, the award is intended “to recognize people with...

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Bee Friendly Research Update 2

Bee Friendly Research Update 2

In our November 2014 newsletter you may have read about our Bee Friendly research initiative. This is what we are calling our research, development, and outreach campaign to draw attention to ways that fungi may be able to help reverse the devastating...

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Mycofiltration Enters the Commons

Mycofiltration Enters the Commons

A line of mycelium-and-substrate-filled bags in Mason County, Washington. Fungi Perfecti founder and director of research, Dr. Paul Stamets, announced today the release of mycofiltration and mycorestoration as public domain terms and technologies. The move formalizes a long-standing company policy...

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FP's Mycofiltration Study Published by the USDA

FP's Mycofiltration Study Published by the USDA

An article on Mycofiltration researched and written by FP team member Alex Taylor and President Paul Stamets has been published in the government journal USDA Forest Service Proceedings, and is available for download here.

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Bee Friendly Research Update 1

Bee Friendly Research Update 1

Have you heard the buzz? If you saw Paul Stamets’ talk at Bioneers, or have been looking at Host Defense® Breathe dietary supplements lately, you may have seen and wondered about the Bee Friendly™ icon on our products. Bee Friendly...

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The Bee Friendly™ Research Initiative

The Bee Friendly™ Research Initiative

What is Bee Friendly™?BeeFriendly™ is an initiative from Host Defense and Fungi Perfecti to help reverse the devastating declines in the global bee population that are critically threatening the world’s food security. Why do bees need help?Since the initial detection of Colony...

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