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  1. Samples of caterpillar fungus from markets of poor quality, tests show

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Some of the Chinese caterpillar fungus sold in local markets for use as a medicinal herb does not deserve its high price, a university study finds. Chinese University tested 15 samples of caterpillar fungus and 10 capsule products collected from shops in Sheung Wan, Kowloon and the New Territories last month. Among the fungus samples, five were found to contain another ...

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    Parasitic caterpillar fungus in decline

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Elizabeth Snouffer

    ... Caterpillar fungus, more valuable by weight than gold and famous for its extensive medicinal use in China for thousands of years, is vanishing and may not be available in 10 years' time, ... at a startling rate. The decline is so fast, they said, that more systematic conservation efforts may be needed. Caterpillar fungus, which has been used as a tonic for pain relief and an aphrodisiac ...

  3. News - China

    China’s prized caterpillar fungus is worth its weight in gold

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Tongren

    ... through a US$17,000 (HK$131,800) bag of caterpillar fungus, lamenting the curse that its value has wrought. The parasitic fungus, Cordyceps sinensis to science, only exists high on the Tibetan ... of other Chinese eat caterpillar fungus for supposed medicinal reasons, or because they believe it will enhance male potency. “We have patients with stomach cancer and breast cancer, ...

  4. Medicinal fungus close to extinction

    Posted Aug 20th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li A caterpillar fungus prized for its medicinal properties is facing extinction because of over-harvesting and damage to its habitat, Xinhua reported yesterday, citing a scientist ... and Yunnan. The fungus Cordyceps sinensis attacks caterpillars. It is an expensive and highly sought-after ingredient for a Chinese medicine that is believed to boost human immune systems, now found ...

  5. Villagers killed in clash over medicinal fungus

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... a rights group and local people said yesterday. The incident happened on Friday when villagers from Dengpo and Sangdu in Daocheng county clashed over the collection of Chinese caterpillar fungus ... village, but no arrests had been made so far. A businesswoman from Yanan in Shaanxi province, whose family runs a caterpillar fungus business in Daocheng county, said she had even heard reports ...

  6. No house, no money, but tough teen shoulders family burdens

    Posted Apr 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... before May 20, when the caterpillar fungus digging season begins. Like many children in Yushu, Dangqiu has been digging for caterpillar fungus since she was eight. The precious medicinal herb ... to 12 hours a day. 'For the first two weeks, we have to crawl on the ground to find caterpillar fungi while they are still small,' she said. 'They are quite difficult to spot, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    City Digest, January 24, 2013

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am

    ... and a supporting colleague, Steven Lin Kwok, vowed to continue the strike until Ho and Ma were reinstated. Two held for HK$1.2m caterpillar fungus heist A cabbie and a mainland visitor were arrested yesterday over the theft of Cordyceps, or caterpillar fungus, worth HK$1.2 million from a Hung Hom shop. The fungus is used in Chinese medicine. Officers arrested the burglars as they fled the scene ...

  8. City Digest

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of one count of dangerous driving causing death. Manhunt for pair after theft of caterpillar fungus Police are searching for two burglars Chinese caterpillar fungus valued at HK$910,000 ...

  9. Shops still upbeat but restaurants feel the bite

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... willing to spend for Lunar New Year, she said, with one local customer this month spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on Chinese caterpillar fungus. At Yau Lee Seafood, another customer paid HK$300,000 for Chinese caterpillar fungus. Hong Kong Retail Management Association chairman Bankee Kwan Pak-hoo said he had not seen any immediate effects on the retail industry from the market woes. ...

  10. News - China

    Tibetan official shot dead in mountain ambush; police name suspected killer

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:57pm by WU NAN

    ... a team to visit a remote mountain area where they were tasked to prevent a fight among local residents over the harvesting of a Chinese caterpillar fungus. They spent 40 days in the area – which ...




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