Alianza de Biorremediación y Sostenibilidad de Sucumbíos
- Lago Agrio
Via Quito km 12.5
Finca Educativa y Experimental Doña Godina
Petroleum contamination in the Sucumbíos province of Ecuador has caused water and soil contamination, damaged agriculture, and increased cancer and disease rates in local communities. Mycelium cultivation shows potential to degrade petroleum based contaminants, and provide a source for food and medicine through mushroom cultivation. The goals of ABSS can be summarized as threefold: Sustainable Community Development and Poverty Alleviation, Bioremediation Research, and Education. The organization draws upon a wide web of resources, including national and international NGOs, small businesses, coalitions, universities, scientists and volunteers to achieve these goals.ABSS strives to develop a multifaceted approach to fungal cultivation that will benefit local and international farmers and researchers by contributing meaningful applied research on remediation, providing education on nutrition, and health, as well as creating a replicable sustainable model of cultivation for communities faced with health concerns associated with ecosystem degradation.
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