Can Studies on Mushrooms Solve Food Shortage Problems?On : March 16, 2023
Studies on edible mushrooms have been conducted to a great extent in recent years. As population growth is leading to food shortages especially in poor countries that don’t have an adequate infrastructure for delivering enough affordable food to their residents, some studies can be very helpful in growing edible mushrooms at a faster rate and helping to curb those foot shortages.
Unlike psychedelic mushrooms, edible mushrooms can be studied without restraint in laboratories, and the use of a laboratory grade mushroom in these studies might help a lot in revealing how nutrients can be maximized and growth can be both accelerated and taken to greater heights (literally).
Many researchers using lab grade edible shroom spores for cultivation are currently working on ways to improve the growth of various species and make them better capable of surviving and thriving in different climates and under conditions that are different from the ones that they are normally used to. This approach is necessary to ensure that mushrooms used to unique temperatures like those found in certain Asian countries, can be adapted to other climates as well.
There is still much that needs to be uncovered about the way that some edible mushrooms might respond to stressors while others tend to thrive just about anywhere. In time, this research could actually help solve food shortage problems all around the world.