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Annanda Chaga was recently featured on CBC Morning North with Markus Schwabe. Blair talks about how chaga changed his life, the science behind the mushroom and how Annanda Chaga mushrooms continue to help so many people. Listen - 6min

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Composting Plastic Waste with Fungi

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With a current recycling rate of only 1%, plastic has raised great concern regarding its non-degradability. Plastic waste that takes hundreds of years to degrade and poses a serious threat to our planet's health. Scientists have recently discovered a promising solution to this problem. They have found that certain fungi have the ability to break down plastic. When certain fungi are placed on the surface, they break down the plastic material and convert it into a biodegradable compost. This compost can then be used as a nutrient-rich fertilizer for plants. Mushroom Leather a sustainable and ethical alternative to leather...

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New Self Healing Mushroom Leather

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Recently, a group of biotechnologists from the United Kingdom discovered a way to utilize mycelium to create a resilient, leather-like material that is capable of repairing itself. Elise Elsacker and Martyn Dade-Robertson of Newcastle University, as well as Meng Zhang of Northumbria University, were the pioneering researchers of this breakthrough. A report in the journal Advanced Functional Materials, explores the potential of utilizing mycelium as a viable material that possess self-healing capabilities. Fungi, such as mushrooms, have an intricate web of hair-like filaments that form a root system called mycelium. This root system, made up of hyphae, grows in...

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The Health Benefits of Chai Tea

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Chai is the original Hindu word for tea; today, chai tea is also known as spiced tea. Chai blends were first discovered more than 5,000 years ago at the request of a king in india. The drink was to be used in Ayurveda, an ancient Indian medical system that relies on herbs and spices for healing. Chai is full of ingredients with health benefits, including black pepper, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom pods, and more. Although the spices used can vary, the unique spices used in most chai tea blends offer amazing health benefits. Health Benefits of Chai Tea Studies...

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Is Cinnamon Good for You - The Benefits of Cinnamon Tea

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Cinnamon has been in high regard since 2000 BC in Ancient Egypt. In medieval times, it treated conditions like coughing, arthritis, and sore throats. Even today, it is still highly popular, ranking just after black pepper in the US and Europe. As little as half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day has the potential to positively affect blood sugar levels, digestion, immunity, and much more. Stronger doses can help decrease the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases. Cinnamon Tea Benefits Cinnamon is rich in fiber and manganese and contains vitamins and minerals such as: Calcium Iron...

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