Mushroom pickers warned against perils of death cap

5th October 2010, Comments 0 comments

In autumn many mushroom-lovers wander the woods of Switzerland to fill their baskets with delicious fungi. However, each year around 1 to 10 people are poisoned after accidentally picking and consuming the lethal death cap. The Swiss Vapko association strongly advises that amateur gatherers have baskets examined in one of 500 offices around the country before eating.

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