Marijuana products recall underway due to possible Salmonella and Aspergillus mold contamination

PHOENIX – Officials with the Arizona Department of Health Services announced on June 23 that multiple marijuana establishments and dispensaries have started a voluntary recall of a number of marijuana products due to possible contamination with Salmonella or Aspergillus, or mold. 8 Marijuana products affected According to a statement released by

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Is fungi-based protein the future of fake meat?

The future of meat substitutes may not involve plants. While food manufacturers race to bring new soy, wheat and pea-based products to market, a handful of start-ups have been hard at work developing a new kind of meat alternative from fungi. Two companies in the emerging space

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Woodland Hills Medicinal Mushroom Man

A local man turned his love of foraging into a mission to bring the healing qualities of mushrooms to the masses. It’s not an easy thing to do. Most people are put o by the taste of mushrooms like Lions Mane and Turkey Tail. But Woodland Hills’

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Macabre Mushrooms: Ghouls of the Woods

Macabre Mushrooms: Ghouls of the Woods   Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 6 p.m. Register for link to Zoom Webinar From bizarre appearances to odd sexual proclivities to digestive modes that are downright appalling, these tales will delight Halloween revelers and offend Victorian sensibilities. Hosted by Mycologist

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Candida auris: What to know about the deadly superbug fungus posing a “serious global health threat”

Candida auris: What to know about the deadly superbug fungus posing a "serious global health threat"

Health officials are warning of “a serious global health threat” from a drug-resistant superbug fungus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the fungus, Candida auris, has already sickened hundreds of people in the United States. Candida auris, which preys on people with weakened immune systems, was

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California Plants in danger of Mold

PALO ALTO (KPIX) — A deadly water mold called Phytophthora (literally, “plant-destroyer”) is threatening to wipe out native California plants. Local plants have no immunity to the fungus-like organism, which may have hitch-hiked into the state from other countries on infected plants or pots. Non-profit Grassroots Ecology

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Invasive Mold can cause aspergillosis

Early diagnosis, effective therapy vital for treatment of deadly invasive mold New guidelines focus on new treatments, early diagnosis of fungal infection The updated guidelines focus on the diagnosis and treatment of the major forms of aspergillosis: allergic, chronic and invasive, the latter which kills 40 percentRead more