Ep. 12: Wholesun - Empowering the Medicinal Mushroom Industry, Shaping the Future (feat. Jme Bonfiglio)
Today on Mushroom Hour we have the wonderful opportunity to interview Jme Bonfiglio, medicinal mushroom evangelist and founder of Wholesun Wellness.
Our conversation begins as Jme lifts the veil and leads us through the vast landscape of medicinal mushrooms. Her own journey began with powerful healing experiences using chaga mushrooms. She soon found herself working with Paul Stamets himself in the heart of the US medicinal mushroom industry.
We'll ask some big questions at the center of the "Shroom Boom" and see behind the scenes. Where are all the medicinal mushrooms coming from? How do you maintain integrity through the whole supply chain? Are the mushrooms being imported truly the potent medicines that manufacturers (and consumers) think they're buying? What are the standards when it comes to measuring compounds and general testing of medicinal mushrooms?
Beyond just making high-integrity supplements, Jme aims to change the 'shroom supply chain game. This starts with hands-on, responsible sourcing and ultimately manifests in her ambitious plan to build a huge medicinal mushroom farm, testing and processing facility in the heart of Utah. Her goal is to help create a decentralized network of domestic producers that can meet the exploding mushroom demand and bolster economies around the country.
And that's just the beginning! Hear more miraculous tales of the works wrought by this mushroom maven - fungi inventions that may stem the tide of endless plastic waste, promising therapeutic research being sponsored in Mexico that focuses specifically on psilocybin mushroom fruit bodies and an inaugural Utah Fungi Festival. Her passion for mushrooms is palpable and the scope of her projects is inspiring.
Thanks for listening and Mush Love!
Directed, Recorded, Produced by: Mushroom Hour
Music by: Ancient Baby
Art by: Wyn Di Stefano
Wholesun Wellness IG: https://www.instagram.com/wholesunwellness/
Wholesun Wellness: http://www.wholesunwellness.com
Utah Fungi Fest: https://www.utahfungifest.com/