Canada has the pleasure of containing many ancient forests with barely-studied plants and mushrooms. These mushrooms and fungi have the potential to reduce disease in populations around the world. For example Lion’s Mane is known to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Other rare, un-farmed mushrooms that have medicinal properties which can only be found in nature are becoming more rare by the year as old growth forests disappear under the hatchet of woodcutters.
The potential to discover new medicines dwindles every time a tree is cut down. Nature holds so many secrets waiting to be revealed and if we continue to chop away forests at the rate we’re doing today these secrets may never get discovered. All the drugs and medicines known to man today came from the grace of nature and this is how we pay her back?
This rant is for old people who may not understand the seriousness of this problem, but mostly it’s for young people growing up in this world who are seeking a calling. If saving the forests is the activity you wish to take up in this world, dear young person, you will be doing the most important service known to man. One of the factors why bee populations is decreasing is because of the lack of real old growth forests. And without the bees we’ll lose 70% of our food diversity, including honey, coffee, many fruits and vegetables. We as a species cannot afford to let these forests go away. If we do we will learn the lesson too late.
But it’s not too late. The reason why my blogging partner and I love to spend so much time in the forest is because we praise it as if it were a god. Jungles and wild growth give us everything we need to survive. Therefore without them we cannot survive. It’s that simple.
One of my favorite idles is Paul Stamets because he is an expert in mushrooms and is fighting hard to save the bees with powerful medicines derived from mushrooms. If we had more people like him in this world we wouldn’t need to worry about anything!
So one last time … if you’re a young person reading this and you’re not sure what career path to take, there are so many fields to enter that mankind desperately needs. We need scientists, forest keepers, rangers, survivalists and a host of others. I honestly believe one man who works hard to save the woodlands is more valuable to mankind than 100 lawyers, and that’s not supposed to be a funny joke. I’m serious. We really need to take action at this or soon this blog will have nothing to talk about…
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