As the inaugural Mushroom Summit concludes, many will be left inspired about what the future holds for the functional mushroom sector, however, perhaps even more questions will be asked on where we can grow from here? With all the knowledge gained and relationships forged at this event, what are the best strategies to pursue when it comes to commercialization, growth and responsibility? How can the industry work more closely together to create the standards and practices that will enable this sector to thrive?
Perhaps there is no greater topic of interest - and even division - amongst the functional mushroom industry than this one. Is the answer binary, or is it more complicated than simply “choosing a side”? What are the benefits and drawbacks of each, and how can you make the best decision for your product, your business, your consumer and, in some cases your investors?