A HEALTHY INVESTMENT
25/04/2011 A late piece of news in last month’s edition, the investment announced at O’Neill Mushrooms of Newtownhamilton, in Co. Armagh - totalling £206k was quite the talking point amongst mushroom industry personnel.
25/04/2011 Stalker is aware that the boys from Methore will be manning stand no. 69 at the Mushroom Days in Brabanthallen.
25/04/2011 Stalker has learned that IRCHSS Scholar and research student Francisco Arqueros’s PhD thesis, partially focussing on the mushroom industry in Ireland has been accepted at NUI Maynooth as a doctoral thesis.
PLUGGED & COOKED
25/04/2011 Stalker was lazily not flicking between channels, one night during an advert break in one of those fiendishly and addictively engrossing CSI progs.
PRODUCE PREZ POTENTIAL
25/04/2011 Stalker hopes the fresh produce promoters are thinking up ways to get HRH or POTUS to eat some fresh mushrooms while on their respective visits to Ireland.
PRESDENTIAL PUT OFF
25/04/2011 Stalker is reminded of an ex-mushroom grower who had a near miss with President Bill Clinton when he visited these shores during his term of office.
25/04/2011 Stalker got wind of an animal, alien to the antipodean environment, lurking about mushroom farms down under.
The new research from UCD that shows that naturally enriched mushrooms may increase vitamin D is good news for the mushroom industry.
IDEAS ‘R’ US
25/04/2011 The folk at MushComb seem to be coming up with new ideas at a bliing ratester.
DUSTY & DROUGHTY
25/04/2011 The prolonged dry spell that we have experienced is set to cause water shortages in the summer according to the powers that be.
25/04/2011 Oil’s up – up, up and away - by the look of things.
25/04/2011 “Numerous black swans are now swimming in the global economic lake,” was a quote that caught Stalker’s attention this month.
LOW PRICE PUNNETS
19/04/2011 Stalker was once again amazed by the low prices Lidl are charging for fresh mushrooms this month.
19/04/2011 Fruit and veg could be kept fresh without the use of chemicals apparently, by exposing them to ozone.
19/04/2011 April is set to be the warmest for 100 years.