Dlott's company finds mushrooms one of most sustainable crops in US
Farmers seeking to invest in crops with limited environmental impact should read up on a new report suggesting mushrooms are among the friendliest on the planet. A summary of the two-year study says it takes just 0.7 lb. of CO2 equivalent emissions to produce 1 lb. of mushrooms, according to researchers at sustainability technology platform SureHarvest in partnership with the Mushroom Council, the trade association of the U.S. fresh-mushroom industry.
"Mushrooms can now definitively be considered one of the most sustainably produced foods in the United States,” says Dr. Jeff Dlott, president and CEO of SureHarvest and the study’s chief researcher.