Researchers at the University of Arizona have found a promising way to prevent the loss of millions of tons of crops to a fungus each year, offering the potential to dramatically improve food security, especially in developing countries. 227 more words
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ILRI aflatoxin infographic, Nov 2013.
‘The rise of local agricultural industries (agro-industrialisation) has had both positive and negative effects on the economy. . . . 360 more words
Aflatoxins are toxic byproducts from moulds, especially Aspergillus flavus. These moulds grow on crops, and in particular maize and groundnuts are often contaminated.
In humans, aflatoxins cause rare, high case fatality outbreaks (acute aflatoxicosis) while long-term consumption leads to hepatocellular cancer (globally, around 20,000 deaths annually). 43 more words
Scientists have developed a new technology that detects aflatoxins on location.
The rapid test kit will cost less that Sh200 and comes with a mobile extraction kit that will be ready in two months. 31 more words