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Sunday 31 October 2010
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Saturday 23 October 2010
As long as you know what you're doing, and take a good identification guide with you, there are few things more delicious than your own apricot-coloured chanterelles, brown-capped penny buns or ceps, trumpet-like horns of plenty or creamy white field mushrooms.
Friday 22 October 2010
Why are some mushrooms poisonous? I must admit the question had never occurred to me until last weekend, when it suddenly thrust itself into my consciousness in the middle of a mushroom-gathering expedition in France. We were in Bellême in southern Normandy, a small hilltop town which is bidding fair to be France's wild mushroom capital: every autumn it hosts a four-day national mushroom festival centred on the nearby Bellême forest, 6,000 acres of exquisite oak woods where fungi grow in astonishing profusion.
Saturday 16 October 2010
If I had picked the mushrooms in my garden a fortnight ago, you would not be readingthis column, either because they were delicious risotto-ed or fried with butter and garlic; or because I would be dead. I exaggerate: apparently you can eat Paxillus involutus (brown roll rims) time and again for years and then, one year, you die of renal failure.
Friday 08 October 2010
The cause of the mysterious decline of the honey bee in the United States – and elsewhere in the world – may have been found in the form of a "double whammy" infection with both a virus and a fungus.
Monday 27 September 2010
The number of people requiring medical treatment after eating poisonous fungi has risen dramatically this summer, prompting fears that many others will be taken ill during the remaining weeks of the wild mushroom season.
Friday 03 September 2010
A series of captivating pictures of mushrooms and other fungi went on show for the first time today in Brighton.
Monday 30 August 2010
At least 18 mushroom-lovers have been killed in accidents while hunting for their favourite fungi in the mountains and forests of northern Italy.
Professor C Terence Ingold: Foremost authority on the study of fungi whose work spanned eight decades
Friday 18 June 2010
Professor Terence Ingold, who has died at the great age of 104, was the Grand Old Man of mycology (the study of fungi). His academic career spanned much of the 20th century and he will always be known as the discoverer of an important group of aquatic fungi known as Ingoldian fungi in his honour.
Thursday 25 March 2010
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Monday 23 November 2009
The biggest collection of fungi in the world will be created this week as Kew Gardens takes delivery of more than 400,000 specimens.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'