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Biogeosciences, 13, 1145-1147, 2016
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Ideas and perspectives 25 Feb 2016

Ideas and perspectives | 25 Feb 2016

All-clear for gourmets: truffles not radioactive

U. Büntgen et al.
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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...
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