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