Yunnan Province Is The Center of Chinese Edible Mushroom Production

They say money doesn’t grow on trees. But for China’s fungi farmers, especially those in the fertile southwest, money has been growing in the ground. As attitudes toward wild edible mushrooms have evolved along with culinary habits, the families nationwide who plant, harvest and sell them say their lives have been dramatically improved. Yet after

China Looks to Boost Truffle Production after Reserves Dwindle due to High Demand and Overeager Harvesting

Chinese truffles have been so popular in the last decade that natural reserves are now seriously threatened. The light on the horizon is a research farm that has successfully cultivated these precious fungi. Yunnan province has produced its first batch of cultivated black truffles, and experts say they hope the fungi will be available on