Mushroom Magic (2001) – Life had always been a struggle in the mountains bordering Tibet – until the discovery of the songrong fungus, known as Matsutake to the Japanese. Over there it’s a delicacy, and commands a high price.
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The Matsutake mushroom is valued so highly that a single specimen can sell for $500 in Tokyo’s top restaurants. Now, villagers can make a healthy profit from picking and selling these mushrooms. But nobody knows how long this boom will last; they could all be plunged back into poverty at any moment.
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