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Award-winning researcher works to bring truffles to Missouri

February 8, 2012 | 11:31 p.m. CST
Johann Bruhn wears a medal awarded to him by the Gotlands Tryffel Akademi while at Dan Hellmuth and Nicola Macpherson's home on Jan. 22. Bruhn traveled to Sweden in November 2011 to receive the award, which he earned for his research on truffles. Bruhn hopes to bring the Burgundy and Perigord truffles to Missouri and has already begun the process of cultivating them.

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