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There are no old bold mushroom hunters

There’s an old Irish adage that says: “There are old mushroom hunters and there are bold mushroom hunters. But there are no old bold mushroom hunters.”



In ancient Ireland, foraging was the norm and people believed that there was a different herb to cure the ills of each part of the body.

Nowadays people are not so knowledgeable about the powers of foraged plants and berries. In fact, sometimes eating the wrong plant can cause life threatening illnesses and even death.

Listen to this episode of The Curious Consumer podcast as food microbiologist, Linda Gordon and clinical director of the Poisons Information Centre, Edel Duggan separate the facts from sometimes fatal fiction.

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