Panel: David Law

Topic: Bottle production: the future?


President and CEO Gourmet Mushrooms, Inc. Sebastopol, California; Scottville, Michigan

• Born in Hong Kong
• Attended college in United States:
• 1973 – BA in biology from the University of Oregon
• 1977 – MS and MBA from the University of Wisconsin
• 1977 – Co-founder of Gourmet Mushrooms, Inc. in Sebastopol, California as a Shiitake mushroom farm using sawdust and polypropylene bags
• 2001 – Began using bottle cultivation method in

• Expanded mushroom varieties to include:
o Buna-Shimeji, white and brown Beech mushrooms (H. tessellatus)
o Trumpet (P. eryngii)
o Nameko (P. nameko)
o Bai-Ling-Gu (P. eryngii var. tuoliensis)
o Pioppini (A. aegeritaa)
o Maitake (Grifola frondosus)

• Produces a line of mushroom mycelium based health food products
• 2015 – Expanded operation in Scottville, Michigan
• Working on perfecting indoor Morels cultivation
• Working with other parties in producing myco-materials