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Iran Mushroom Output at 150,000 Tons p.a.

Per capita mushroom consumption in Iran is one kilogram per year.Per capita mushroom consumption in Iran is one kilogram per year.

Iran produces 150,000 tons of mushrooms annually and there is no shortage of this product in the country, director general of Greenhouses, Medicinal Plants and Edible Mushrooms Office with the Ministry of Agriculture said.
Gholamreza Taqavi added that per capita mushroom consumption in Iran is one kilogram per year, ILNA reported.
In an earlier interview with Financial Tribune, he said the number of mushroom cultivation units in Iran had been on the rise in recent years, going up from 612 in the fiscal 2012-13 to 1,110 last year (March 2017-18), creating direct jobs for 7,716 people.
As reported by IRNA, there have been several reports of death and poisoning due to consumption of poisonous mushrooms in parts of the country. According to the latest reports, hundreds of people have been poisoned and hospitalized in western provinces and at least eight people have lost their lives.
Mojtaba Khaledi, the spokesman of National Emergency Services, told the Persian daily Shargh that seven of the fatalities were in Kermanshah Province and one in Lorestan Province.

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