Hello! Thank you for subscribing to this limited run newsletter about the fascinating things fungi can do and how we can use them. My name is Silvia Hüttner, I’m a fungi enthusiast, a researcher specialised in fermentation and enzyme technology and I have a PhD in Industrial Biotechnology. I’d love to hear from you if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, or just want to say hi. 🍄
EPISODE 1 - FUNGI?
Breathe in - breathe out.
Imagine you’re in a forest. The sun trickles through the dense canopy of tall trees above you. You’re surrounded by plants and animals - birds chirping, woodpeckers pecking, leaves rustling, insects crawling. But there is another inhabitant in the forest, neither plant nor animal. It permeates the soft and bouncy soil under your feet with long, thin filaments, entangled and growing in all directions, decomposing dead wood into nutrients, nurturing tree roots. Here and there you can see a trace of this inhabitant, in the form of a shiny hat atop a delicate stem, a thick white wedge growing from the side of a tree trunk, or a velvet blanket covering a decaying fruit. Welcome to the world of fungi.