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Our >10X Commitment to Being Climate Positive

Our >10X Commitment to Being Climate Positive

As a result of the efforts by this dedicated team, we have committed to not only being carbon neutral, but climate positive! What does climate positive mean? We’re proud to say that as of 2020, Fungi Perfecti and Host Defense are climate positive, offsetting more than 10 times our baseline emissions: >10X Climate Positive.
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Our Commitment to Health and Safety

Our Commitment to Health and Safety

In light of the quickly evolving global health crisis created by the Coronavirus (COVID 19), we want to take this opportunity to share the steps we have been taking here at Host Defense and Fungi Perfecti.We are closely monitoring the...

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2019 Milestones

2019 Milestones

Check out what we've been up to in 2019! We've got company highlights, sustainability efforts, media appearances, and research reports for you in one succinct graphic. More to come in 2020!
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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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