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Old May 16, 2015, 3:53 pm   #1
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10 People in MI Sickened from "Rocket Fuel"

10 people this year have been sickened by "rocket fuel" toxin found in poisonous mushrooms. 5 people were sickened recently and had to be hospitalized.
Here is an article I found today online.
http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/...y_thought.html
The article is a bit deceiving, as it shows pictures of Verpas, and not Beefsteaks, which contain the rocket fuel toxin.
It mentions that most of the people had to drink water and take it easy and wait out the illness, while some had to be hospitalized. I imagine those who were temporarily sick and required no hospitalization had eaten verpas.
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Old May 16, 2015, 6:23 pm   #2
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Re: 10 People in MI Sickened from "Rocket Fue

I just don't even understand how this is possible still. We go through the same thing every single year... There is a wealth of information on the internet about this, and easy identification of morels. Maybe someone is making a meal and feeding it to people who are none the wiser and just trust who is preparing them the mushrooms. I just don't get it....
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Old May 16, 2015, 8:59 pm   #3
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Re: 10 People in MI Sickened from "Rocket Fue

Maybe it's God's way of keeping the idiots out of the woods!
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Old May 17, 2015, 7:41 am   #4
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Re: 10 People in MI Sickened from "Rocket Fue

Can't fix stupid...people still pick and eat them knowing full well what can happen...
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Old May 19, 2015, 6:22 pm   #5
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Re: 10 People in MI Sickened from "Rocket Fue

I saw some of these idiots posting on facebook about how they've been eating beefstakes for years and have never been sick. I would hope that people don't believe everything they see on facebook, but who knows? Why would you ever risk your life, or even just getting sick, when there are so many other things that are not questionable to consume?
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Old May 20, 2015, 2:10 am   #6
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Re: 10 People in MI Sickened from "Rocket Fue

There are some safe ones in the same genera, but occur on the West Coast. Anything east of the Rockies is pretty much toxic when it comes to beefsteaks. In other words, if it's a beefsteak, and it's in MI....don't eat it.
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Old May 20, 2015, 3:03 pm   #7
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Re: 10 People in MI Sickened from "Rocket Fue

I`ve seen some bad info posted on facebook about mushrooms. If you try to correct them, you get flamed. They are know-it-alls because they read something on the internet.
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Old May 20, 2015, 3:38 pm   #8
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Re: 10 People in MI Sickened from "Rocket Fue

Which is why these mushrooms were created in the first place... People tend to find a path to their doom one way or the other... If one knows enough to walk into the woods pick fungus and eat it, they should know enough to do some research and know what is edible.
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Old May 21, 2015, 8:38 am   #9
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Wow.!! Here's your sign people
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Old May 21, 2015, 2:43 pm   #10
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Re: 10 People in MI Sickened from "Rocket Fue

And thats why I choose to only eat the true morels.I know theres other things edible like pheasant backs but my life is more important then taking the chance on anything other then the true morels.
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