Mushrooms are not a common crop in Syria. With government blockades creating food shortages, however, Syrians in embattled rebel strongholds like Douma are increasingly turning to mushrooms as a substitute for meat. As years of drawn-out sieges place meat and other staples of Syrian cuisine beyond reach, The Adala Foundation, a local nonprofit, began brainstorming alternatives.
“We turned to cultivating mushrooms because they’re a food that has high nutritional value, similar to meat, and…
from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/food-starved-syrians-are-switching-meat-for-mushrooms