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2007-08-07 17:37:35

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - The famously liberal Netherlands has been swinging toward the right, cracking down on immigration, religious freedoms and the freewheeling red light district. The next possible target? Magic mushrooms. The death of a 17-year-old French girl, who jumped from a building after eating psychedelic mushrooms while on a school visit, has ignited a campaign to ban the fungi "” sold legally at so-called "smartshops" as long as they're fresh. Regulation of mushrooms is...

2005-09-02 10:56:47

They're a rich source of one disease-fighting compound, study finds HealthDay News -- Mushrooms are a prime natural source of the antioxidant ergothioneine, outdoing either of the two foods previously believed to be better sources, food scientists report. Researchers at Penn State found that white button mushrooms, the kind most commonly consumed in the United States, have about 12 times more of the antioxidant than wheat germ and four times more than chicken liver. The finding was made using...

2005-06-25 20:00:00

BASSETT'S STATION, Calif. -- From the remote wilderness to the finest restaurants, wild mushrooms - long appreciated in Europe and Asia - are enjoying an ascent from freaky fungus to gourmet delight and scientific mystery. "What's not to enjoy about wild mushroom hunting?" says Ike Forester, president of the North American Mycological Association. "Sometimes you find a bounty of culinary prizes, high priced in the gourmet shops, and dinner can be an unbelievable experience." Once you start...

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