Nongreen revolution: a case study of wild-grown edible mushroom

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2019 Mar;26(8):7954-7959. doi: 10.1007/s11356-019-04292-1. Epub 2019 Jan 25.


Mushroom's biological content has a positive effect on human welfare which is called "nongreen revolution". It has an economic and social component that provides long-term food nutrition, environmental conservation, and regeneration of valuable resources. This article provides evidence that mushrooms can be a healthy food alternative to meat. In this study, analyzed data was collected from Marmara region of Turkey using a survey method. A survey questionnaire was prepared and distributed to a total sample size of 408 participants. Linear regression model y = α + β1×1+β2×2 was administered to determine the relationship of the variables. Secondary data were also used for the literature of the study. The study revealed that the consumption of mushroom accounts for 13.2% of the consumption of meat at the time of mushroom collection period. Consequently, it showed also that for every 1% increase in consumption of two species of mushrooms (Lactarius semisanguifluus and Macrolepiota procera var.) meat consumption decreases (-4.39, -2.97%).

Keywords: Health; Meat; Nongreen revolution; Nutrition; Wild edible mushroom.

MeSH terms

  • Agaricales / growth & development*
  • Environmental Monitoring*
  • Turkey