Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Topic: mushrooms

Punjab family beats paddy-wheat trend, earns Rs 50L profit growing mushrooms in 1.5 acre ‘AC farm’

An air-conditioned building near Amritsar contains the Randhawa family’s ‘progressive’ farm, where different varieties of mushrooms — button, shiitake, oyster, paddy straw — are grown.

Can lab-grown shiitake fight Vitamin D deficiency? Indian scientists plan human trials to find out

The trial will recruit at least 60 people, who will be divided into three groups of 20 each. It will be carried out for 4 to 6 weeks.

Mushrooms are the next big thing in the meat-free protein market

Mycoprotein, found by fermenting spores of mushrooms, has a meat-like structure that gives both a cost and texture advantage over plant-based proteins.

Scientists to help Sikkim farmers grow ‘Rs 3,000/kg’ mushroom variety with enhanced Vitamin D

CSIR scientists say three food-processing cluster centres will be set up in Sikkim, each cluster likely to empower 250 households by providing them additional income.

Handbags, hamburgers, bricks — how mushrooms can be the ultimate sustainable material

Easy to grow and fully biodegradable, mycelium could prove to be the ultimate green material for the future.

Mushrooms better than Modi’s ‘Taiwanese ones’: Because you’re worth it

If Modi was using mushrooms to get fairer skin, like Alpesh Thakor alleged, then he would be applying them on his face and not eating them.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.


File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.