The US Secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen, admitted during an interview with CNN that during her last visit to China, held in July, she unknowingly ate a plate of hallucinogenic mushrooms.
“I went to a restaurant with a group of people who had organized the dinner and set the menu. Among the dishes was the one with mushrooms that I didn’t know were hallucinogenic. I found out later”, says the secretary, who also insists that there were no side effects from consuming them.
A few days ago, the news that Secretary Yellen had consumed “Lanmaoa” mushrooms was spread by a Chinese blogger, and the reactions were extremely large and strong in the United States.
According to some, the senior American official was deliberately “drugged” for political reasons to make her more vulnerable during diplomatic talks with the Chinese authorities.
However, the secretary adds that she read about these mushrooms later and received the right information that if they were cooked properly they had no negative effects, which was confirmed by the restaurant.