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Schafer names members to the Mushroom Council

October 17, 2008

Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer appointed three members in October to serve on the Mushroom Council. They will serve three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2009 and ending on Dec. 31, 2011. C. Gregory Sagan, Region 2, of Plymouth, Minnesota, is a newly appointed member. Reappointed members are: Greg McLain, Region 1, Gonzales, Texas, and Hank VanderPol, Region […]
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Dutch composter CNC participates in Polish composter

September 26, 2008

CNC Grondstoffen B.V. in Milsbeek, The Netherlands, will participate for 50% in Polish composter Holpol Compost SP. Z.o.o. in Gósciejewo. Holpol is located in de midst of an import mushroom production area near Poznan, in the west of Poland. The other 50% of shares will remain in the hands of Holpol International Holding B.V. in […]
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Canada recalls Ontario mushrooms

September 4, 2008

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is advising people not to consume Fresh Obsessions-brand sliced white mushrooms sold in Ontario, due to possible bacterial contamination. The CFIA and Ravine Mushroom Farms Inc. of Woodbridge, Ontario, recalled the ready to serve, pre-washed mushrooms because they might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which causes listeriosis, a potentially deadly […]
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Japanese mushroom production figures

September 2, 2008

  Japanese mushroom production in 2006-2007 in tons, according to the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.   Kind of Mushrooms Year 2006 Year 2007 Comparison (%) Dried Shiitake 3,861 3,566 -8 Fresh Shiitake 66,349 67,156 1 Pholiota nameko 25,615 25,818 1 Enoritake 114,630 129,770  13 Oyster  3,384  3,024  -11 Shemeji  103,249  108,996  6 […]
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Mushroom sales in USA down by 2%

September 2, 2008

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture about 809 million pounds (367,73 million kilograms) of U.S. grown mushrooms were sold in the USA in the 2007-2008 season. This is 2% fewer than in 2006-2007 and 4% fewer than in 2005-2006. At an average price of $1,19 per pound (about €1,80 per kilogram) the mushrooms were […]
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Green Mushroom Farm wants to raise mushroom consumption through cooperation

August 21, 2008

From June 23rd Green Mushroom Farm is located in De Lier, The Netherlands. The trading company, daughter of a South Korean enterprise, focuses on importing Asian exotic mushrooms. Green Mushroom Farm also has establishments in Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, USA and Poland. “We do not wish to compete, but cooperate to promote the consumption of […]
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Ray Samp on the 17th ISMS conference

June 27, 2008

The 17th conference of the ISMS went without a hitch in the fabulously vibrant city of Cape Town, South Africa. Although the location is virtually at the end of the world, the conference was very well attended with 338 delegates and more than 50 guests, from a record 38 countries.    The venue itself was […]
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John Garlick dies at the age of 57

June 26, 2008

John Garlick, head of sales for Amycel UK Ltd, has suddenly died of a heart attack. John Kidder, vice-president for Amycel International, gives his reaction. “John came into the mushroom industry by way of Rumenco Ltd working for their animal feeds group. He then moved over to ADCO, which was a subsidiary of Rumenco to […]
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ISMS Conference procedures available

June 23, 2008

Martmari van Greuning, secretary of the International Society for Mushroom Science (ISMS) has informed the international mushroom industry that electronic procedures of the 2008 Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, are now available on CD. To order your copy visit the website of ISMSand you can download the order form. This form can be sent […]
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Champinter celebrates its 30st anniversary

June 17, 2008

Champinter is a mushroom cooperative with 150 growers in Villamalea (120 kilometres west of Valencia), which specialises in the fresh market. It supplies casing soil and compost to the mushroom and oyster mushroom growers in this region, and the growers take the mushrooms back to Champinter, which often also arranges the marketing of the product. […]
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