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Nov 23, 2010 11:04 PM

Is anybody else  irritated by the latest trend of foraging?

There are an increasing number of television programs ,promoting the picking of herbs,fungi and other

goodies from our countryside and parks.Many people have done this in the past without any major impact

on the area ,but now it has become a trendy thing to do ,and large groups of "foragers" ,are pulling up

anything that looks vaguely edible.There has been a large increase in the number of people becoming ill

from the result of eating the wrong type of fungus .My local nature reserve an important site nationally for

fungi has been devastated by this practice. I don't want to ruin everybody's fun but if the media would

stop pushing the issue ,it might just go away and we can enjoy looking at nature instead of eating it .

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