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Michigan governor nixes bill to kill mushroom certification

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An anti-regulation bill that would have eliminated a training requirement for people selling wild mushrooms to food establishments in Michigan has been vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder. The measure, HB 5532, was approved along party lines by the Republican-controlled Michigan House of Representatives and Senate — 57-52 in the House and 26-11 with one not voting… Continue Reading

California Reports Five Deaths from Poisonous Mushrooms this Year

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Poisonous mushrooms have killed five people and sickened over 1,500 in California since the beginning of the year, according to the state health department. Four of those deaths occurred in November. The California Department of Public Health issued a public health advisory Wednesday warning people not to pick and eat wild mushrooms. “It is very… Continue Reading

Milk Thistle Extract Combats Mushroom Poisoning

Doctors at Georgetown University Hospital don’t see many victims of mushroom poisoning. This September, however, when 4 new cases cropped up in 2 weeks, they had an opportunity to try an investigational drug on these patients – a drug that led all patients to a full recovery. The substance is called silibinin, and is derived… Continue Reading