Wild about wild mushrooms
Last week, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food invited researchers and members of the media to lunch - and the banquet consisted entirely of delicacies from the North. It was a way of showcasing a lesser-known element of the Plan Nord - the development of so-called biofoods. Among the most promising - wild mushrooms.
Exports of the Matsutake mushrooms account for a $500 million dollar industry. The vast majority are exported to Japan. Pierre Chevrier tells us how the Plan Nord might change that in the long run.