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IMMC5 postponed

May 19, 2009

The 5th International Medicinal Mushroom Conference (IMMC5), which was scheduled from June 18th -21st, 2009 in the city of Nantong, China, has been postponed because of the H1N1 epidemic. Since the first influenza A(H1N1) virus infection human case was confirmed in the middle of April , 39 countries have officially reported 8480 cases of influenza A(H1N1) […]
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Dr. Hans-Joachim Tschierpe passed away

May 19, 2009

The mushroom industry loses a worldwide well-known scientist and consultant by the death of Dr. Hans-Joachim Tschierpe. Tschierpe died on April 15 at the age of 78 after a short but severe illness. Tschierpe studied at the agricultural faculty of the Humboldt University in Berlin and made his name by researching the influence of CO2 levels […]
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Potential risks for public health due to the presence of nicotine in wild mushrooms

May 15, 2009

The European Commission has been informed by food business operators that dried wild mushrooms may contain levels of nicotine higher than 0,01 mg/kg on a fresh weight basis. According to EFSA, the European Food Safety Authority, the amount of nicotine was above the default maximum residue level (MRL) in 99% of cases. No clear reason […]
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Innovation and co-operation central at Dutch Mushroom Day

May 14, 2009

Thursday 24 April 2008 saw the second edition of the – exclusively Dutch – Nationale Paddestoelendag (National Mushroom Day), this time in the new research facilities of PRI in Wageningen. Some 350 growers and other interested parties could use the occasion to discover the latest techniques offered by various suppliers, attend lectures and do some […]
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Who’s who at the 17th ISMS

May 14, 2009

More than 300 delegates are expected at the upcoming 17th ISMS Congress in Cape Town. Find out who’s coming, who they represent and where they are from in the list below. Name Organisation         Abbiati, Mauro Sylvan Italia Srl Italy Abrahimpour, Farshad PNU University Iran Adedokun, Olutayo Bezaleel Network Limited   Adenipekun, […]
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Eric Vernooij joins ChampFood

April 29, 2009

From the 1st of June, 2009, Eric Vernooij will join ChampFood International, the well known supplier of mushroom supplement.   Vernooij has a long history in the mushroom industry. From 1997 to 2006, he was jointly responsible for the growth of the casing activities of BVB Euroveen. Since then he worked for the Northern Europe […]
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Michelle Obama scoops out Mushroom risotto

March 11, 2009

Hundreds of down and outs at Miriam’s kitchen in Washington DC saw their luck change briefly on Thursday when they spotted First Lady Michelle Obama dishing out mushroom risotto during a surprise visit. For about 15 minutes, Obama scooped steaming hot mushroom food onto plates for 50 men and women inside Miriam’s Kitchen, a privately […]
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Mushroom Days: already 46 exhibitors

March 10, 2009

The organisation of the Dutch Mushroom Days 2009 confirms the participation of 46 mushroom industry suppliers and organisations at the fair coming June. More then 10 Dutch and international companies are still considering participation at this moment (March 10). This means that the Mushroom Days can expect at least the same number of exhibitors (58) […]
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Mushroom Secrets by Banken Mushrooms

March 2, 2009

At the recently held Fruit Logistica 2009 in Berlin Banken Mushrooms from Elst, The Netherlands, presented an innovation in the market of fresh mushrooms: Mushroom secrets. According to Bas Toonen, responsible for marketing and product development at Banken, the idea is to bring exotic mushrooms more within reach of a large public. Toonen: “We organised […]
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Mushroom Days 2009

February 20, 2009

From Wednesday June 10 to Friday June 12, 2009, the 31st edition of the traditional Dutch Mushroom Days will take place. Location is the Langstraathal of the Brabanthallen, Diezekade 2 in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. The Mushroom Days will provide an international platform for information, inspiration, interaction and innovation for the mushroom industry. The organising […]
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