The coronavirus pandemic has allowed Swiss mushroom growers to grow up considerably
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Published Oct 22, 2020
Not only the sales of industrial mushrooms have increased, but also new designs have appeared for elementary home cultivation of oyster mushrooms. From January to August 2020, 10 percent more fresh locally produced mushrooms were sold in Switzerland compared to the previous year, writes the German agro-portal lid.ch. The coronavirus pandemic has failed to undermine the strong position of Swiss mushroom growers, despite social restrictions, including going to restaurants and other food service establishments. The drop in sales in the catering sector during the lockdown was largely offset by the transfer of mushroom products to the retail sector. In addition, the closure of borders has increased the demand for domestically produced mushrooms. Thus, from January to August 2020, 10% more fresh mushrooms were sold in general, 13% more royal oyster mushrooms and 11% more Swiss-made Shiitake mushrooms compared to the previous year. But that's not all. When it became apparent in March ...