Telling The Good Mushrooms From The Killers

Jun 26, 2017

If you are at all into eating mushrooms, can you tell the yummy from the deadly?

Death cap mushroom, Amanita phalloides.
Credit Michael Beug

Identifying mushrooms can be a very tricky process, with very high stakes in making a mistake. 

More than a dozen people have been sickened in Northern California over the last year from eating toxic mushrooms like Amanita phalloides. 

Debbie Viess from the Bay Area Mycological Society is an expert on Amanitas.  Michael Beug, professor emeritus at  The Evergreen State College, also shares some 'shroom thoughts.

Listen for the appropriate warnings.