Helping Fight Cancer in the Amazon

Helping Fight Cancer in the Amazon

A few years ago I sent some bags to Ecuador to support efforts to grow mushrooms and produce tinctures to help fight a cancer epidemic in the Amazon.  I recently received this letter from Lexie Gropper of CoRenewal, formerly known as Amazon Mycorenewal Project.  More...
Recycling Bags

Recycling Bags

About 15 years ago, we devised a method to receive used bags and transform them into usable polypropylene scrap. It involved a receiving station which would receive used bags from our customers and make recycled resin pellets from the bags. It failed because we could...
President’s Letter – You Ought to Know

President’s Letter – You Ought to Know

In the late 1990s, mushroom growing bags were costing 35 U.S. cents per bag, so I started to develop a cheaper bag. Eventually it became our 14A. Unicorn 14A single handedly nursed the infant U.S. exotic mushroom industry. We tested our products by ourselves, first,...
Oxo-Biodegradable Bags

Oxo-Biodegradable Bags

As my previous post explained, our biodegradable bags (contact us to order them) use an additive that allows them to degrade by breaking down their chemical structure. Oxidation through heat or ultraviolet light leads to this degradation, rather than bacteria and...
Testing Bio-Degradeable Bags

Testing Bio-Degradeable Bags

There has been some additional interest in bio-degradeable bags and some questions.  Major questions concern how these bags degrade and the ultimate products left after degradation. I commissioned Willow Ridge Plastics to analyze the materials we use in our...
Shiitake Logs from China

Shiitake Logs from China

I am concerned about the import of shiitake logs from China. You see, these fruiting logs are NOT properly sterilized and god knows how this will, in the years to come, affect the U.S. environment and soil. This makes a mockery of prohibition of passengers wanting to...