July 9, 2015

Overview of poisonings in North America

Annually in the US, the North American Mycological Association registers very few deaths related to wild mushroom consumption, generally less than four per...
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February 4, 2015

Can Mushrooms decontaminate soils ?

Fungi, bacteria and plants break down their surrounding material; they absorb what is edible and neutralize what is harmful. Bioremediation is the planned...
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December 29, 2014

Fermentation DIY

The world of mushrooms is not limited to those that are easily seen with the naked eye – it includes countless microscopic organisms which work together with...
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December 3, 2014

Fungi discovered agriculture

More than 400 million years ago, fungi discovered agriculture : they began cultivating algeae and cyanobacteriae to meet their needs in carbohydrates and...
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November 23, 2014


Known in China for over 2000 years, Kombucha has gained worldwide popularity in recent years. A fermented drink, it is often said to have medicinal properties...
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September 30, 2014

The Book of mycophagous to Montreal

You love wild mushrooms. You do not have time to forage them yourself and sometimes no time to cook. Discover a few good restaurants in Montréal where wild...
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September 26, 2014

Wilderness Survival Guide

Two summers ago “Chagagab” decided that after turning 15 he would attempt a wilderness survival experience. It has been three years now that this young...
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March 23, 2014

Global Warming and northern mushrooms

The continued impact of global warming on future distribution of species is a subject of great concern. A recently published study, Changements climatiques et...
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December 11, 2013

The amazing Mushroom Effect

You must have heard about the butterfly effect: according to a certain Chaos Theory, the beat of a butterfly’s wings in the tropics can cause a storm in the...
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November 18, 2013

Keep flies away from your dried mushrooms

Most mushrooms lend themselves wonderfully to dehydration: their savour is thus concentrated without losing their nutritive value.  Away from humidity, they...
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