European white truffles can sell for as much as $3,600 a pound. But harvests are down and a black market has emerged that has allowed an influx of inferior and cheap Chinese imports. Watch Lesley Stahl’s report below:
I watched it. Now that I know what it is I will not eat it anymore.
oofta…better to buy a pig & do your own truffle snuffle!
Well that certainly answered my question: “What’s the big deal?” after having something, and paying a lot more than I should have because it had “shaved truffle” on it. After seeing how it’s treated like Crack or Heroine, I don’t really see the need to have the real thing. I know the old saying, “better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all”, but I think I’ll live just fine without having ever had real French Truffles. One less thing to crave
Wish I could grow them in my back yard but if it were that easy we’d all be rich. Who gives a crap anyway about something that looks like a dirt clod?
I could care less about truffles. But I do care that Bill Gates rides the evil GMO/Monsanto Trojan Horse on his feeding programs. Exceedingly dangerous for the planet/humanity. Does he own stock in Monsanto?