Today’s Solutions: December 02, 2021

Marvelous Mushrooms

The Week of August 18 - 24 we explore the marvelous mushroom and all the diverse uses of this small but mighty fungi.

Mushroom picking: How to identify an edible wild mushroom from a poisonous one

After all this talk about mushrooms this week, you might be tempted to go out and pick some mushrooms yourself. That’s not a bad idea, but before you go, you need to learn how to properly identify an edible mushroom from a poisonous one. While the odds of you picking an edible mushroom rather Read More...

Miss the texture of meat? These mushroom recipes will help beat your cravings

For some people, the hardest part about adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet is that they miss out on the savory taste and texture of meat. That’s where mushrooms come in. The wonderful thing about mushrooms is that their hearty bite and texture make them perfect meat substitutes for plant-based Read More...

Eben Bayer on mushrooms and the future of food

Eben Bayer is the co-founder and CEO of Ecovative Design, a leader in the production of myco-materials, materials made from the root-like systems of fungi. According to Bayer, the food sector is the next great market for mushroom-based products. From the “impossible burger” to bacon Read More...

In honor of mushroom week, here are 10 easy-to-make mushroom recipes

Mushrooms’ earthy tang makes them a fun and fresh addition to a wide variety of meals. From breakfast scrambles to hearty soups, these versatile fungi make a delectable ingredient for all different types of cuisines.  In the spirit of Mushroom Week, summon your inner gourmand and feast on Read More...

Tripping on nature: Could psychedelics save the environment?

Research into the mind-melding effects of psychedelics is becoming respectable again within the medical community, as therapeutic applications are being discovered. In addition to treating depression, PTSD, and other psychological disorders, tripping on magic mushrooms might serve another purpose - Read More...

The Way Through the Woods, a unique memoir juxtaposing grief and mushrooms

Long Litt Woon’s memoir is not a typical tale of loss. Woon’s compelling memoir beautifully combines her grief, following the passing of her husband, with a passion for mushrooms cultivated in her time of mourning.  The New York Times review of the book notes, “Long tells the story of Read More...

This compostable packaging for mushrooms is made out of…mushrooms

Packaging made from mushrooms, for mushrooms, is being tested in the hope that it will keep the fungi fresher longer. Christchurch mushroom grower, Meadow Mushrooms, is trialing the packaging it has developed and made from mushroom stalks, for its own products. The 50-year-old family business Read More...

This co-owned mushroom farm is providing a new business model for farmers

The conventional business model of a farm usually involves a family or a single person owning a farm and hiring people to work the farm. This may have worked in the past, but research within the agriculture industry shows this may not deliver the best outcome nowadays for both the owners and the Read More...

How magic mushrooms could replace antidepressants within 5 years

While big pharma may have a stranglehold on the market for antidepressants, Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris believes mushrooms could break that within the coming five to ten years. Carhart-Harris is one of the UK’s leading researchers on psilocybin mushrooms, and according to a recent study, magic Read More...

We finally see mushrooms for what they really are: guardians of our ecosystems

Benefitting both the body and mind, mushrooms are one of the most under-appreciated things on Earth—so much so that we’ve dedicated the week to them. Sunday’s Optimist View covered how psychedelic mushrooms can be used to resolve mental health issues, but we also want to let you know Read More...