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LAMS is a non-profit group whose purpose is to foster and expand the understanding and appreciation of mycology (that is the study of mushrooms and fungi).

We create and sponsor fun mushroom related events and help people learn about and identify mushrooms they find in the greater Los Angeles area.

November 20 (Monday) 7:30 PM LAMS General Meeting, Times-Mirror Meeting Room, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Speaker: Steve Farrar, Chief Technical Officer, M2 Ingredients, Inc.

Program: "Medicinal Mushrooms Going Mainstream"


Steve will discuss technical and regulatory aspects of the production, processing and labeling of medicinal mushroom products in the USA and how this market and consumer interest in medicinal mushrooms has matured and expanded over the past decade. He will discuss the relative merits of wild crafted medicinal mushrooms, artificially-cultured medicinal mushrooms, fruit body products, mycelial biomass products and the relative merits of extracted vs un-extracted, whole food mushroom products. He will present recent research on the therapeutic, health-promoting properties of several species of medicinal mushrooms that are currently "trending" and attracting increasing attention by both the public and health practitioners.



Steve Farrar


More information about LAMS events, including a biography of the speaker, is available on the Calendar page.

No LAMS forays are scheduled at this time, due to dry weather.  LAMS members will receive an announcement of forays as soon as they are scheduled.

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