'60 Minutes' Looks at Crazy Truffle Market

Staff Writer
Classy truffles are 'being trafficked like drugs, stolen by thugs'

Last night's 60 Minutes took a look at the truffle-hunting industry, showing adorable hunting dogs digging up the lumpy mushrooms. Fun facts abound: Hunters used to use pigs to find truffles, but the pigs ate them; a 2-pound white truffle went for $330,000 in 2010; and robbers sometimes steal truffle-hunting dogs.

Watch below to see how truffles are "being trafficked like drugs, stolen by thugs, and threatened by inferior imports from China." Scandal!

 

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