Chinese workers harvest king trumpet mushroom grown at a mushroom farm in Zouping county in eastern China's Shandong province. Photo: AP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Chinese mushroom farming continues to flourish and diversify – much to the disdain and alarm of French and Italian truffle foragers

In 1983, Japan accounted for 82pc of world production of Shiitake mushrooms. Today, China accounts for 89pc, and Japan’s share has dwindled to 7.3pc

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Chinese workers harvest king trumpet mushroom grown at a mushroom farm in Zouping county in eastern China's Shandong province. Photo: AP
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