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Aflasafe products tested in Ghana for aflatoxin control in maize and groundnut

Aflatoxin contamination of maize and groundnut by Aspergillus section Flavi fungi is perennial in Ghana. Consumption of foods with high aflatoxin content can cause acute liver cirrhosis and death, while sub-lethal chronic exposure may cause cancer, stunting in children, immune system suppression, and impaired food conversion. 308 more words

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Food Safety

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

How Safe are the food you consume? the case of Aflatoxins in Nigeria maize and Groundnut

I wonder why most people find it difficult to check the expiring date of a food product before consumption. But I have narrowed why most people don’t check for this important information’s into 2. 867 more words

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Contamination problems in Nairobi's food supply chains

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

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Aflatoxins in dairy cattle feed in Senegal

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

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Aflatoxins: Poisons Hiding in Plain Sight

There’s a good chance these toxins are lurking in your child’s lunchbox—and they are some of the most poisonous natural compounds known to humankind. Find out how to eliminate them from your home and from your body. 1,756 more words

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