24/04/2007 This month The Mushroom People begins to serialise the anthropological study into the mushroom industry in Ireland that has been undertaken in this past few years by Francisco Arqueros.
24/04/2007 Stalker has heard that suppliers within the mushroom industry are becoming increasingly concerned over the extended credit periods being taken by some growers.
24/04/2007 Anyone who saw the Lurpak advert airing on terrestrial telly this month must have thought the promotion was for fresh mushrooms.
24/04/2007 Stalker was amused to read a Q&A session with the former editor of the Daily Mirror , Piers Morgan, in The Guardian on April 7th.
24/04/2007 We are well into spring and crops being cased now will be cropping in May and June.
GLIMMERS OF HOPE
24/04/2007 One grower in Monaghan that Stalker was talking to this month showed careful signs of optimism about the industry.
24/04/2007 Stalker recently learned that Deirdre Taylor has moved to a new position at JFM.
24/04/2007 Stalker was delighted to see that the International Independent magazine for growers Mushroom Business, is now appearing in an A4 format.
24/04/2007 An item in Warwick The Magazine caught Stalker's eye this month.
FRESH PRODUCE CHANGE
24/04/2007 This excerpt from an item on FreshInfo.com highlights the on-going shifts that happen in the fresh produce sector.
24/04/2007 Green labelling of food to show the impact of its production on the environment could become the next big thing and lead to major changes in consumption, retailers have said.
NON-STORY MAKES NEWS
24/04/2007 These headlines appeared in The Sun newspaper on April 17th: "Tesco in 'magic' drug rap. Shoppers blasted Tesco for slapping stickers with the word 'magic' - on MUSHROOMS."
24/04/2007 Stalker was amused by a spake in the papers this month.
MUSHROOMS PER SECOND?
24/04/2007 Stalker was rattled reading an article on productivity in harvesting in the March edition of Mushroom Business.