Biogeosciences, 13, 1145-1147, 2016
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Ideas and perspectives
25 Feb 2016
All-clear for gourmets: truffles not radioactive
U. Büntgen et al.
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RC C8010: 'Very entertaining paper', Anonymous Referee #2, 26 Nov 2015 Printer-friendly Version 
SC C8089: 'Good sign for cultivation', Erik T-S, 30 Nov 2015 Printer-friendly Version 
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Short summary
Although ranging among the most expensive gourmet foods, it remains unclear whether truffles accumulate radioactivity at a harmful level comparable to other fungi. Insignificant radiocaesium concentrations in specimens from Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, and Hungary provide an all-clear for truffle hunters and cultivators in Europe as well as dealers and customers from around the world.
Although ranging among the most expensive gourmet foods, it remains unclear whether truffles...