Peter McCoy on Fungi for Personal and Planetary Healing
Today, the conversation with Radical Mycology’s Peter McCoy probes onward, as we invoke the powers of fungi in Earth healing and the integration of human societies into our delicate and compromised biosphere. We begin with cutting-edge uses of fungi for personalized medicine, which promises sweeping advances in healthcare and natural healing. We surmise the potentials and the limitations of myco-remediation in confronting industrial agriculture, logging, oceanic plastics, and other major pollution. We’ll also discuss the imperative to preserve fungal diversity and the methods of creating local spore and culture banks. Despite being sidelined by academia and the social mainstream, understanding mycology and fungal ecology—and the universal patterns therein—is an essential tool for reigning in the ecological crisis.