Future of the Environment

How fungi could save the world

Amanita phalloides mushrooms, also known as 'death caps', are seen in a wooded area near Bordeaux, southwestern France, in this October 26, 2006, file photo. A French mushroom picker poisoned by a potentially lethal 'death cap' fungus remains in hospital after undergoing a liver transplant.   Photo taken October 26, 2006.     REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE)

There could be up to 5.1 million species of fungi on earth. Image: REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Adam Jezard
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