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Will this mushroom cloud what we know about radiation in nature?

Friday, February 26th, 2016

When I saw this post on ZME Science, what got my attention was the mention of a truffle-detection dog, but that barely scratched the surface.

109524_web-2-1024x682Apparently, the exotic, subterranean fungus may possess some unique properties which help prevent it from absorbing radioactive compounds, unlike many plants and mushrooms, in which these carcinogenic chemicals often concentrate.

Is this, perhaps, what’s underlying the anti-cancer stuff which truffles are reputed to possess? I predict that more research will head in this direction as the scientific community digs deeper. As if truffles weren’t already expensive enough! Do I smell an investment opportunity?

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