Fungi comprise a profoundly diverse kingdom of life, from single-celled organisms to the largest living thing on Earth. We have discovered hundreds of thousands of species, but scientists believe there may be millions more out there, filling many different niches in the order of nature.  

We already know how mushrooms can be a protein-packed addition to a healthy diet, and many societies have used them for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. However, that's just the beginning. Fungi play a massive role in the environment and might even help us to undo some of the damage to the habitat we've created.