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Company's Mushroom Dream Irks Neighbors

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Company's Mushroom Dream Irks Neighbors

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Company's Mushroom Dream Irks Neighbors

Company's Mushroom Dream Irks Neighbors

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As a trip to many grocery stores would suggest, Americans have fallen in love with mushrooms. The white button variety, once the sole choice, is now vying with all sorts of exotic varieties at stores around the country. The booming demand is causing tension in New York, where a Japanese firm's plan to build a massive mushroom-growing operation has run afoul of the neighbors.

From member station WBUR, Rachel Gotbaum reports.