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Mohamed Hijri: A Simple Solution to the Coming Phosphorus Crisis (video)

Biologist Mohamed Hijri brings to light a farming crisis no one is talking about: We are running out of phosphorus, an essential element that’s a key component of DNA and the basis of cellular communication. All roads of this crisis lead back to how we farm — with chemical fertilizers chock-full of the element, which plants are not efficient at absorbing. One solution? Perhaps … a microscopic mushroom. — TED

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  1. I’m wondering if the mushrooms can survive in a roundup ready situation? I think that the soil would be totally dead then…. just curious Sam

  2. Christine Jones’ paper on this fascinating fungus is called ‘Carbon Pathways in the Soil – Life in a teaspoon. It is well worth a look. It is very encouraging.
    Roundup seems to be taken up and transported by the roots of plants and fungi too, and is therefore able to kill trees distant from the site of spraying. Even after the sprayed ‘weeds’ have regrown the damage spreads, in the form of fungal diseases.
    We have a clear choice of using herbicides to kill unwanted plants, or using ‘weeds’ as nature intends to rehabilitate the soil. Thus we have access to miracle working fungi.

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