Black Truffle Production in Europe Threatened By Climate Change

As stated in a recent article featured in Wine & Food Magazine: 'A recent study suggests the European truffle industry could be done by 2071 or sooner.' This was based on a paper from Scotland’s University of Stirling entitled "A risk assessment of Europe's black truffle sector under predicted climate change" and published last month [...]

2020-12-07T19:03:29-08:00December 7th, 2018|Climate Change, Truffle News|

Truffle economy: how a scientist sniffed out a culinary opportunity

Late one winter afternoon, in a field near Edinburgh, a scientist and a hunter are standing over a springer spaniel, watching it tear furiously at the base of a tree. Every few seconds, the dog ceases its digging, reaches down with its mouth and shakes a clod of earth as if it were a small mammal between its jaws. After a few minutes, the hunter, a retiree called Joyce, raises her hand and makes a circle gesture to the spaniel, Maxwell. “Snuffle,” she says. “Go snuffle the truffle.” And Maxwell takes off, whipping through the trees.

2020-12-07T19:03:29-08:00June 7th, 2018|Climate Change, Special Interest, Truffle News|

Taming the Truffle – Financial Times

A recent article in the UK Financial Times Magazine follows the truffle exploits of Joyce and her dog Maxwell in their truffle orchard near Edinburgh with Dr. Paul Thomas: ...In the field with Joyce and Maxwell is Paul Thomas, a scientist who has made the study of this elusive fungus his life's work, and the [...]

American Truffle Company sets two new world firsts with harvest of Périgord black truffle

From (left to right): Dr. Paul Thomas, truffle tree nursery In September of this year, American Truffle Company's Chief Scientist Dr. Paul Thomas published a paper on his ground-breaking research.  Working with local farmers in the UK where he resides, he successfully cultivated black winter truffles as part of a program in Monmouthshire, [...]

2020-12-07T19:03:29-08:00December 3rd, 2017|Climate Change, Truffle News|

Has a Start-Up Found the Secret to Farming the Elusive Truffle?

The American Truffle Company has a new technique that it says can expand the range of the Perigord truffle in North America, but success is proving costly. By Jim Robbins The New York Times BUSINESS DAY Robert Sinskey, left, with Robert Chang, whose company sells Mr. Sinskey trees that have been inoculated with the truffle [...]

2020-12-07T19:03:30-08:00November 25th, 2016|Climate Change, Truffle News|

National Geographic: The Trouble with Truffles

Truffles are the wave of the future...Foodies wax ecstatic over truffles. The late food writer Josh Ozersky described their aroma as “a combination of newly plowed soil, fall rain, burrowing earthworms, and the pungent memory of lost youth and old love affairs.” A few slices shaved over a dish can turn the ordinary into the [...]

Climate Change and the Impact on Truffle Supply

Changes to climatic variables across the world are evidenced from a large range of sources, including climate station logging by humans. Future predictions for climate change are variable and complex; however, there is broad agreement for the direction of impacts for many areas. We at American Truffle Company are often asked the question ‘how will [...]

2020-12-07T19:03:29-08:00March 17th, 2016|Climate Change, Truffle News, Truffle Science|

Dr. Paul Thomas: Truffle Talk with the BBC

There was a time when wild truffles could be found throughout the UK and Europe’s woodlands, but with the eradication of the old forests for building material, firewood and agriculture, most of the wild truffles were eliminated. In fact, today over 95% of all truffle production from France alone comes from cultivated sources. In a [...]

2020-12-07T19:03:30-08:00April 21st, 2015|Climate Change, Truffle News|
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