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2009-10-30 13:14:21

A research team from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) has analyzed the presence of heavy metals in 12 species of mushroom collected from non-contaminated natural areas, and has found that the levels vary depending on the type of mushroom. The results of the study, which appears this month in the journal Biometals, show that the largest quantities of lead and neodymium are found in chanterelles. "The aim was to find out if there is a connection between the concentrations of specific...

2009-10-05 13:34:33

Seven new glow-in-the-dark mushroom species have been discovered, increasing the number of known luminescent fungi species from 64 to 71. Reported today in the journal Mycologia, the new finds include two new species named after movements in Mozart's Requiem. The discoveries also shed light on the evolution of luminescence, adding to the number of known lineages in the fungi 'family tree' where luminescence has been reported. San Francisco State University Biology Professor Dennis Desjardin...

2009-09-09 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10: MUSHROOMS Profile America -- Thursday, September 10th. Some 100,000 people will be descending on Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, this weekend for the 24th annual Mushroom Festival. This is appropriate, because September is National Mushroom Month, and Kennett Square bills itself...

2009-05-29 11:41:00

New mushrooms offer 100 percent of recommended daily Vitamin D intake in 3-ounce servings MONTEREY, Calif., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Through a truly collaborative research effort with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Monterey Mushrooms, Inc. has been successful in replicating what happens in nature when mushrooms are exposed to light. Mushrooms respond to light the same way humans do, by converting the sun rays into Vitamin D. By exposing mushrooms to ultra violet light,...

2009-04-14 15:35:00

An court in The Hague ruled against an appeal on Tuesday by Dutch suppliers of "magic mushrooms." Owners of so-called "smart shops" where the hallucinogenic fungi had been sold had sought to overturn a December 1st government ban on the mushrooms. The ban, approved by lawmakers, made it illegal to cultivate or sell 186 species of mushrooms.  Dried mushrooms have been illegal in the country for many years. "The magic mushroom ban is not unjust," the court said in its ruling. "The effect...

2009-03-14 08:35:00

A new Australian study finds that women whose diets include plenty of green tea and mushrooms may have a lower risk of developing breast cancer.The study, which involved more than 2,000 Chinese women, found that the more fresh and dried mushrooms the women consumed, the lower their breast cancer risk.  The risk was lowest in women who also drank green tea everyday.Rates of breast cancer among Chinese women is four to five times lower than those typically seen in Western nations, although...

2009-02-02 12:59:24

Phillips Mushroom Farms of Kennett Square, Pa., announced the recall of its enoki mushrooms because of possible contamination. Phillips officials said the mushrooms might be contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. The mushrooms -- packaged under the Phillips-, PMF-, Mr. Mushroom-, Publix-, Moonlight-, Pennsylvania Dutchman- Fresh Obsession-, Country Fresh-, Monterey Gourmet-, Elite- and Giorgio-brand -- were distributed across the United States and Canada in clear plastic bags...

2008-12-02 15:00:45

Dutch authorities announced on Monday they were enacting a ban on the sale of fresh "magic mushrooms," but enforcement was delayed by problems over how to police it. The Netherlands has begun tightening its famously tolerant policies on drug use, but shops in Amsterdam are continuing to sell the hallucinogenic fungi. "I'll sell them until they're sold out. I still have a few and I think that by tomorrow I'll be sold out," said Meile Schot, from the Innerspace shop in the city. An Amsterdam...

2008-10-09 12:10:00

Mushroom experts at the National Trust's Clumber Park have unearthed several species of fungi new to the UK. The wet summer means some species of fungi have thrived this year, conservationists say, and the recent warmer winters means there could be even more exotic mushrooms to be found in this country. It is likely these new discoveries have always been at the Nottinghamshire Park, but that they flourished in the extremely wet August, experts believe. Spores from the mushroom can also travel...

2008-09-05 15:00:14

Meadow Mushrooms was formed in 1970 in Prebbleton, just outside Christchurch, and today employs approximately 540 staff nationwide. The company is the only New Zealand grower with full vertical integration, from the production of spawn, to compost production, mushroom growing, harvesting, packing, and right through to dispatch to the market. Meadow Mushrooms grows all its own mushrooms and operates two growing sites in Christchurch (Prebbleton and Hornby), a compost making facility in...

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