Millions of American families who eat hunted meat may be exposed to lead poisoning from the bullets that killed the animal. Hunters also donate some 2 million pounds of hunted meat to food banks across the US each year, most of which is not inspected for lead contamination.
This year, a bumper crop of mushrooms is rewarding locals with plenty to eat and sell to restaurants, which is helping some families navigate an economic downturn during the pandemic. But mushroom-foraging tours have suffered.
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