As Chinese mountains get hotter, hunt for ‘cure-all’ fungus gets harder

A base camp of cordyceps pickers is seen on a mountain in the Amne Machin range in China's western Qinghai province, June 9, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song

AMNE MACHIN RANGE, China (Reuters) – For Ma Junxiao, an ethnic Hui Muslim farmer from remote western China, the daily climb up sheer mountain slopes to look for a tiny fungus is vital to his family’s subsistence. Each spring, Ma travels more than 600 kilometers (370 miles) by road from his impoverished village in Gansu […]

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