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Caterpillar Fungus Harvest

Popular Aphrodisiac Fungus Could Be Harvested To Extinction

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green

A seemingly insatiable demand for the so-called "Himalayan Viagra" may cause lasting ecological damage to the high-altitude regions where the fungus i...

Nepal's Caterpillar Fungus Harvest Impacts Environment

Kyle Knight | Posted 08.21.2012 | World
Kyle Knight

The seasonal influx of migrant harvesters into Nepal's Himalaya Mountains seeking a caterpillar fungus used as a traditional medicine and believed to have aphrodisiac properties is causing environmental damage along the rural border with Tibet.

'The Viagra Of The Himalayas': Fungus Transforms Tibet With Huge Cash Influx

Posted 12.10.2011 | Home

This past weekends, gourmands started an annual pilgrimage to Piedmont for the yearly white truffle festival of Alba. Over the next month or so, ivory...