Volume 19 Part 1 Article 49: Mushrooms and Health Global Initiative: Communicating nutrition research

Volume 19 Part 1 Article 49
Year 2016
Title: Mushrooms and Health Global Initiative: Communicating nutrition research
Author: Mary Jo Feeney, Greg Seymour

Abstract:
Consumers seem to have an insatiable appetite for nutrition and health news. A Google search on “nutrition and health trends” returns 128M results; a search on “consumer interest in nutrition” returns 52M results. In this information age, there is also misinformation as a survey of US dietitians reported that most (67%) nutrition information is based on half-truths rather than published peer-reviewed research. The Mushrooms and Health Global Initiative (MHGI or Initiative) focuses on collecting, evaluating, and communicating scientific findings on mushrooms’ health and nutrition benefits to establish the mushroom industry as the credible and reliable source of nutrition research information related to fresh mushrooms.

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