Category Archives: Fungi

The ever growing world of mycelium

mycelium, oyster mushroom, coffee grounds

One of the most rapidly renewable resources on the planet, mycelium, is the future of renewable source material for an ever growing list of products. MycoWorks, a company that turns mycelium and other agricultural byproducts into leather, is at the forefront of this movement. What is mycelium? According to Wikipedia, “Mycelium is the vegetative part […]

Consumption of mushrooms reduces cancer, studies suggest

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This week in mushroom news we are looking at the long term health benefits of mushrooms for middle-aged men. A recent studies suggest that the consumption of mushrooms by middle-aged and elderly men can reduce their chances of developing prostate cancer. The Study The Miyagi Cohort Study of 1990 and the Ohsaki Cohort Study of […]

Preserving the harvest

dried mushrooms

So, you have grown your first batch of mushrooms. Now what? Preserving your mushroom harvest is an essential part of the mushroom growing experience. With the right tools and a little time you will be able to enjoy your harvest for months to come. What is the best way to preserve your mushrooms? Saving mushrooms […]

Oakland, California jumps on the mushroom wagon

Oakland, California

As you may recall, last week we reported on Denver’s decision to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms in May. Now, in a groundbreaking move, Oakland, the eight largest city in California has decided to follow suit. According to a report by the Associated Press, city officials have “voted to decriminalize adult use and possession of magic mushrooms […]

Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Initiative makes history

Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Initiative

Less than a month ago, the city of Denver made headlines by passing a city ordinance to decriminalize hallucinogenic Psilosybin mushrooms. The Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Initiative, or Ordinance 301, was approved by less than 2,000 votes on May 7th and made official May 16th, with a final 50.5% of the vote. 2012 seems like a […]

Holy Shiitake

Once upon a time, there was a little mushroom. He grew on the fallen trees in the forests of Asia. Then one day humans discovered him living among the wood and learned of all the amazing and wonderful things they could do with him. They called him Shiitake and have worshiped him ever since. The […]

Breaking barriers with mushrooms

Back in April 2018 cold noodles were all the rage as a result of the exchange of the noodles at the first Korean Summit in over a decade. September of that same year saw a second summit that resulted in more food exchanges. 200 tons of tangerines were gifted from South Korea in response to […]

Invasion of the Zombie…Fungus!

First introduced to the world at large by David Attenborough on the BBC’s Planet Earth Ophiocordyceps Unilateralis is better known as the Zombie Fungus. An insect-pathogenizing fungus discovered in 1859, O. Unilateralis thrives primarily in tropical rain forest environments. Targeting and infecting the ants of the Camponotini tribe, O. Unilateralis causes infected ants to leave […]

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