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Banken Mushrooms will move in 2012

January 7, 2011

The family-owned Dutch company Banken Mushrooms and the councils of Nijmegen and Wijchen (NL) have agreed for Banken to buy 2 hectares of land on the industrial area Bijsterhuizen, located at the A73 motorway. The agreement was signed in December. The land will be used to build a new distribution centre and head office for […]
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New future for mushroom research in the UK

December 23, 2010

Kerry Burton and Ralph Noble, both well recognized as important mushroom researchers, have made the move to the private owned East Malling Research (EMR) in Kent. The future of mushroom research in the UK is therefore guaranteed. Their former employer, HRI Warwick, will cease to exist in its current form. HRI Warwick, according to Dr […]
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Swiss mushroom producers criticize EU grants

December 3, 2010

The board of the Swiss Mushroom Growers Association (VSP) has criticized the EU politics for supporting the mushroom industry. German discounters in Switzerland are dumping mushrooms on the market for catastrophic prices.  The agricultural politics of the EU and Switzerland create an uneven playing field where Swiss producers are unable to compete. To deal with […]
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Becker Underwood acquires South-African based Biological Control Products

November 8, 2010

Becker Underwood has acquired Biological Control Products (Pty) Ltd (BCP). BCP is a leading company in Africa for solid-state fermentation of fungal products. “The addition of BCP gives us manufacturing capability for a wide range of fungal products, a sales office for promotion of existing Becker Underwood products, and a new range of biorational products […]
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Lutèce 100 years

October 27, 2010

The Dutch company Lutèce was founded as an importer for “champignon de Paris” from France into the Benelux countries, and developed in 100 years time to European market leader in conserved mushrooms. One hundred million kilograms of mushrooms are processed every year, mainly produced by Dutch mushroom growers. The company from the province of Limburg celebrates […]
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21st NAMC in New Orleans

October 21, 2010

In February 2011 the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, USA will host the 21st North American Mushroom Conference. From February 17 to 19, the American Mushroom Institute, together with Mushroom Canada, invite you to 3 days of conference and trade expositions. Under the title “Unmask the Possibilities” innovations, production challenges and new technology will be […]
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Polish weblog with mushroom recipes

October 19, 2010

There are many blogs about cooking, and there are many websites about mushrooms. Dominika Spyra combined the two in a weblog about cooking mushrooms. To use her words: “Mushrooms are simply delicious! Unfortunately, I am under the impression that they are underestimated, constantly in the same compositions, not quite appetizing, interesting or inspirational. However, there […]
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Mushroom production in USA down by 3,3%

October 19, 2010

In the 2009-2010 season the production of mushrooms in the USA was down by 3,3% from 372 million kilos to 360 million kilos. This according to an annual report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The average price, approximately $1,17 per pound or $2,57 per kilo, remained unchanged. […]
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Irish producers launch local campaign

September 9, 2010

Irish mushroom producers Monaghan Mushrooms, Breffni Mushrooms and Walsh Mushrooms, along with Commercial Mushroom Producers Co-operative Society (CMP) Ltd, have teamed up to launch a campaign to educate retailers on the benefits of stocking Irish mushrooms and to break down preconceived barriers to purchase. The ‘Stock Local, Stock Irish’ campaign kicks off from September 2010 […]
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Havens finishes new production facilities

July 22, 2010

After installing a new conditioning-unit in 2009, Havens-MCSubstradd now have expanded that line with new riping and conditioning silos. In the same time, the overall capacity of the plant has improved. “More and more, our customers demand innovative products with the best slow-release effect. We are convinced this in another step in optimising the extra […]
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