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The Human Connection to Mushrooms

    From the edge of the stratosphere to a mile underground, we are living and breathing fungal spores. The fruiting body that we associate mushrooms with, is made up of a mass of thin threads known as mycelium. But there truely is an underground world consisting of a complex web of mycelium netting that bridges the communication and exchange of nutrients between trees, plants and the microbiome of the forest.   This mycelium netting is the most sophisticated communication network on the planet. Mycelium wraps around the roots of plant life and creates a complex mycorrhizal network, with the purpose of sharing information and exchanging nutrients. This intelligent design is wired to promote diversity by leaving room for competing...

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