08 October 2020
In a room resembling a space capsule filled with blue light, tens of thousands of Petri dishes, nurturing clusters of white enoki mushrooms, were placed on shelves. This is an edible fungus breeding room in Weining Xuerong Biotechnology Co., Ltd, one of the largest targeted poverty alleviation projects in China's southwestern mountainous province of Guizhou. The factory has 320 such breeding rooms, with about 56,000 bottles of edible fungi growing in each room. Growing edible fungi not only increases income for local farmers but also offers another possible food choice for human beings to survive in space.
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