8th Day Interview – Chris Wright – Midwest Mycological Information Center Wild-Foraged Mushroom Certification Program & Michigan Morels

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morel-1336524_960_720Marquette, MI – May 14th, 2016 – 8th Day correspondent Joe had a chance to catch up with Dr. Chris Wright who is the Executive Director of Midwest American Mycological Information (MAMI).

Dr. Wright received his Ph.D. in Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences from Michigan State University, and he also received a B.Sc. in Psychology from NMU. In addition, he performs research related to lignolytic soil fungi (wood-decomposing fungi) and fungi in the human microbiome. Dr. Wright is also an avid mushroom cultivator, and he owns Easygrow Mushrooms and Composting, LLC.

It’s morel mushroom season in Michigan, and Dr. Wright joined the 8th Day to discuss Michigan mushrooms and MAMI’s Wild-Foraged Mushroom Hunting Certification Program. Morel mushrooms are one of the most prized trophies of the Michigan mushroom hunter, and even though the season is getting late, there’s still time to get out and find some!

MAMI’s Wild-Foraged Mushroom Hunting Certification Program is designed to, upon successful completion, ensure participants meet the requirements to harvest, broker, and sell wild-harvested mushrooms in Michigan. This is especially important due to the fact that identification of fungi can be difficult. Incorrect identification of fungi can possibly lead to poisoning or even death, so it’s very important for the public safety that wild-mushroom harvesters be certified.

LISTEN – 8th Day Interview – Chris Wright – Midwest Mycological Information Center Wild-Foraged Mushroom Certification Program & Michigan Morels

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