Mushrooms are not only delicious and versatile but they're also gentle on the planet. Production does not require as much water or energy vs. many other produce choices. In fact, only 1.8 gallons of water and 1.0 kilowatt hours of energy are required to grow one pound of mushrooms. Relatively speaking, that's very conservative. Additionally, it generates only .7 pounds of CO2 equivalent emissions – again, a relatively conservative number.
Another earth-friendly feature of mushrooms? One million pounds of mushrooms can be produced on just one acre. That's a great yield when focusing on conservation.
Eating more mushrooms is as simple as chopping them to match the consistency of ground beef and adding them to tomato sauce for a mushroom "bolognaise," dehydrating them and eating them as jerky, or adding them to a sandwich for a meaty alternative to beef.