A Better World Media

July 7, 2010

Tonight: A Better World Radio with Guest Paul Stamets

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A Better World Radio with Mitchell Rabin
on Progressive Radio Network



Tune in at www.abetterworld.net/tv and click "To Listen" at 6PM Tonight!

Using Fungi to Clean Up the BP Oil Disaster & Other Health and Environmental issues

Paul July 7th 2010 – Mitchell’s guest today is the internationally-renowned scientist-mycologist, author of Mycelium Running, Paul Stamets, altogether six mushroom-related books.  Several are used as textbooks around the world by the gourmet and medicinal mushroom industries. He is the author of many scholarly papers in peer-reviewed journals (The International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms; Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM, Oxford University Press); Herbalgram, and others) He has written more than a twenty patents. He started a mushroom wholesale and retail sales business, Fungi Perfecti, LLC, in 1980.  (www.fungi.com)

Paul is an advisor to the Program of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical School, Tucson; on the Editorial Board of The International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, and was appointed to the G.A.P./G.M.P. Board of the U.S. Pharmacopoeia. Stamets is the supplier and co-investigator of the first two NIH funded clinical studies using medicinal mushrooms in the United States. His strain collection is extensive and unique, with many of the strains coming from old growth forests. He is involved in several other research trials ongoing and pending. Further, Paul has 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’s Magazine’s Green-O-vator and the  Argosy Foundation’s E-chievement Awards. In November of 2008, Utne Reader recognized Paul as one of the 50 Visionaries of the Year.


In February of 2010, Paul received the President’s Award from the Society of Ecological Restoration. In March 2010, Paul received the “Packy”, the green packaging award for the Life Box™, from the Sustainable Business Coalition and Whole Foods Market’s Green Coalition. Thia award recognized the Life Box as an embodiment of the three principles of Responsible Packaging Standards: Transparency, Ecological Principles and Extended Producer Responsibility. He is also in the film 2012: Time for Change, based on the work of Daniel Pinchbeck who was our guest last week. The film will be opening in Oct.

Today’s show is going to focus on the use of fungi for remediation of the BP oil crisis. Tune in and join us!


Mitchell Jay Rabin, M.A., L.AC.
Creative Consulting
Founder, A Better World
Host, Producer
A Better World Radio & TV
212 420-0800

"Be the change you want to see…"
Mahatma Gandhi




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