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Question for Peter McCoy- remediation of heavy metals

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Hey, Peter. I like your vid on cigarette butt remediation, and I'm wondering if there are any chemicals that you can think of to act as a precursor to train oyster mushrooms to remediate inherent pesticide and chemical buildup on old orchard sites? There are a lot of old orchards around this area, and its hard to trust fruit from a tree that is old enough to have most likely been sprayed or dusted with things like lead arsenide and calcium arsenate. What are your thoughts on heavy metal remediation?
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Hi Ben
I have outlined some of these principles in other threads and suggest you check those notes out. But, yes you can "train" fungi to remediate chemicals through a series of steps. Metals are much harder to deal with due to the nature of inorganic chemistry and the complexity of soil conditions.

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