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A long-standing tradition has come to an end in two Swiss cantons whose citizens have previously been able to turn to a fungus expert to avoiding picking poisonous mushrooms.

Read the full article: Swiss cantons bid farewell to mushroom inspector

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A long-standing tradition has come to an end in two Swiss cantons whose citizens have previously been able to turn to a fungus expert to avoiding picking poisonous mushrooms.

Read the full article: Swiss cantons bid farewell to mushroom inspector

While the Canton of Zurich has quite a number of inspectorates

http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/content/...llen_Kt_ZH.pdf
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Re: Swiss cantons bid farewell to mushroom inspector

Absolutely classic. Do or did they can paid?
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Absolutely classic. Do or did they can paid?
You do know the Local won't answer you eh?
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You do know the Local won't answer you eh?
I guess he has mushrooms for brains.
I was thinking someone else would read the thread and answer but as it appears that many people hate the local then I guess he never gets hits against the stories. So it will be one of those stupid CH stories which I will tell my UK friends, just like the mad cows.
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Absolutely classic. Do or did they can paid?
In the Canton of Zürich it is free-of-charge, and the mushrooms specialists generally enjoy the opportunity to spread their knowledge
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Re: Swiss cantons bid farewell to mushroom inspector

The vast majority are not paid. The service is always free, but sometimes only for residents. Some experts carry out inspections from their house, others are employed by the police.

Here's a website that lists the contact details for the dozens of experts in each canton.
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Re: Swiss cantons bid farewell to mushroom inspector

I know a couple who offer their services at this time of year:

Hal and Lucy Jennicks - they're magic at collecting and often don't have mush room left in their basket.
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Re: Swiss cantons bid farewell to mushroom inspector

The Lugano Mycological (Fungal) Society had their very impressive annual display in the City centre last Saturday. It was very well attended with great interest shown by the old and young alike. All fungal specimens were clearly marked edible, inedible, poisonous and deadly poisonous via a colour scheme.

This, at the very least, should make people think before eating a wild mushroom.
Another message was that people should enjoy and respect nature.

www.smlugano.ch
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Re: Swiss cantons bid farewell to mushroom inspector

Thanks for the information. I think this is an excellent service. Cheers.
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