The best and most cost effective strategy to managing the growth of mold and mildew is to prevent the intrusion of water and moisture into the basement and to control the humidity. Eliminating organic material (food source) or using mold resistant material will help, but the truth of the matter is that there are to many food sources in the basement to prevent mold from growing by eliminating just one. Mold will eventually grow on all surfaces including mold resistant material. The only effective way to control mold is to control moisture. Mold resistant material is effective only when used in conjunction with proper moisture control.