Eating poison ivy – does it make you immune?

Poison Ivy (Toxidendron radicans)

Many of us in the U.S. have had a traumatic run in with poison ivy or poison oak (on the west coast) at some point or another. I am only mildly allergic to poison Ivy but that doesn’t mean I was immune to it’s reign of terror when I unknowingly brought it home to my […]

How Many People Die Foraging Plants and Mushrooms in The US Each Year?

The extremely toxic Amanita phalloides (Deathcap Mushroom) can cause death with only 1 byte

UPDATE: Newer Information is Available Updated information can be found in our latest article reviewing statistics of foraging related deaths. Article Summary According to the AAPCC (American Association of Poison Control Centers) annual report(which only includes cases in their system): 1 person died from a poisonous mushroom and 2 people died from poisonous plants in […]