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(BBC-US)   Trying to cap their forests' losses, UK group wants to stem the tide of shroom pickers before things take a bad biodiversity trip   (bbc.com) divider line
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2022-11-28 11:42:11 AM  
Fungi poachers?
Congrats to the UK for going back to the ye olde ways as Brexit promised.
 
2022-11-28 11:57:59 AM  
they should pressure the restaurants not to buy wild harvested fungi.

if there's no market for the product people will stop collecting the shrooms.

not to mention you're counting on a random guy with a bag and a tired line cook not to kill you if you eat wild harvested fungi in a restaurant in the UK it appears...
 
2022-11-28 12:27:16 PM  
Poor people looking for more income.

Well, I think i found a solution to your problem.
 
2022-11-28 12:42:15 PM  
This is understandable, given the increasing amount we're learning  about the important of mycorrhiza,
and fungi in general, in forest health.  The forest ecologists who were talking about it 50 years ago were widely regarded  as crackpots.
 
2022-11-28 1:01:35 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Poor people looking for more income.
Well, I think i found a solution to your problem.


No they aren't.  They're just as likely to be well-heeled hippies who want to experience the glory of hunting their food themselves, because they just love nature so much.
The solution to nature dying is not to give everyone more money.  It's more like the opposite.

There used to be good morel picking in the northwest, and it supported a lot of borderline families who could go out in the spring and get some of those pricey mushrooms.  Well, it's not like that anymore.  It's a free-for-all, and the Forest Service sells permits for it (very cheap, just a token, so they can attempt to take track of how many people are doing it), but it doesn't matter--I've been out in the woods with all my enlightened libby buddies, and when we came across a patch of morels, they devastated them.

They go out searching for them, just like they go out searching for those psilocybin mushrooms, and peyote cactus.  With GPS on their phones.  You know how long it takes a peyote cactus to grow, those little buttons?  Years.  A lot longer than it takes for Eric the Eco-Consumer to make a trip to the southwest and find them, then tell all his friends about how it was sooo cosmic, they should all try it too.  The Indians down there now grow their own, since it's legal for them.

We take too much. How  many times do I have to say this?  And it's like spitting in a farking tidal wave of brain-dead, selfish consumerism.
It's not the poors who are taking it all.  You can check anything you want--the fact is, the wealthier you are, the more you take and the more you waste.  You all really need to get over yourselves.   Look at all that  you have.  How can you all complain about anything?
But you'd pitch a biatch if you wanted to go get some mushrooms in the forest, and the government said, "Look, they're getting low, and we've cut it back to only subsistence harvesting, for those who have no income."  How many lawsuits would get filed in America to fix that?

Farking predictable.  Everything will be fine, we just need MORE.
 
2022-11-28 2:04:53 PM  

cryinoutloud: NewportBarGuy: Poor people looking for more income.
Well, I think i found a solution to your problem.

No they aren't.  They're just as likely to be well-heeled hippies who want to experience the glory of hunting their food themselves, because they just love nature so much.
The solution to nature dying is not to give everyone more money.  It's more like the opposite.

There used to be good morel picking in the northwest, and it supported a lot of borderline families who could go out in the spring and get some of those pricey mushrooms.  Well, it's not like that anymore.  It's a free-for-all, and the Forest Service sells permits for it (very cheap, just a token, so they can attempt to take track of how many people are doing it), but it doesn't matter--I've been out in the woods with all my enlightened libby buddies, and when we came across a patch of morels, they devastated them.

They go out searching for them, just like they go out searching for those psilocybin mushrooms, and peyote cactus.  With GPS on their phones.  You know how long it takes a peyote cactus to grow, those little buttons?  Years.  A lot longer than it takes for Eric the Eco-Consumer to make a trip to the southwest and find them, then tell all his friends about how it was sooo cosmic, they should all try it too.  The Indians down there now grow their own, since it's legal for them.

We take too much. How  many times do I have to say this?  And it's like spitting in a farking tidal wave of brain-dead, selfish consumerism.
It's not the poors who are taking it all.  You can check anything you want--the fact is, the wealthier you are, the more you take and the more you waste.  You all really need to get over yourselves.   Look at all that  you have.  How can you all complain about anything?
But you'd pitch a biatch if you wanted to go get some mushrooms in the forest, and the government said, "Look, they're getting low, and we've cut it back to only subsistence harvesting, for those who have no income."  How many lawsuits would get filed in America to fix that?

Farking predictable.  Everything will be fine, we just need MORE.


Just once i want to see a post from you that doesn't rip on anyone in any social class.

Just. Once.
 
2022-11-28 2:18:58 PM  

cryinoutloud: How  many times do I have to say this?


37 more times?
 
2022-11-28 7:02:14 PM  

cryinoutloud: NewportBarGuy: Poor people looking for more income.
Well, I think i found a solution to your problem.

No they aren't.  They're just as likely to be well-heeled hippies who want to experience the glory of hunting their food themselves, because they just love nature so much.
The solution to nature dying is not to give everyone more money.  It's more like the opposite.

There used to be good morel picking in the northwest, and it supported a lot of borderline families who could go out in the spring and get some of those pricey mushrooms.  Well, it's not like that anymore.  It's a free-for-all, and the Forest Service sells permits for it (very cheap, just a token, so they can attempt to take track of how many people are doing it), but it doesn't matter--I've been out in the woods with all my enlightened libby buddies, and when we came across a patch of morels, they devastated them.

They go out searching for them, just like they go out searching for those psilocybin mushrooms, and peyote cactus.  With GPS on their phones.  You know how long it takes a peyote cactus to grow, those little buttons?  Years.  A lot longer than it takes for Eric the Eco-Consumer to make a trip to the southwest and find them, then tell all his friends about how it was sooo cosmic, they should all try it too.  The Indians down there now grow their own, since it's legal for them.

We take too much. How  many times do I have to say this?  And it's like spitting in a farking tidal wave of brain-dead, selfish consumerism.
It's not the poors who are taking it all.  You can check anything you want--the fact is, the wealthier you are, the more you take and the more you waste.  You all really need to get over yourselves.   Look at all that  you have.  How can you all complain about anything?
But you'd pitch a biatch if you wanted to go get some mushrooms in the forest, and the government said, "Look, they're getting low, and we've cut it back to only subsistence harvesting, for those who have no incom ...


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_commons
 
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