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Tana River County Government Distributes Contaminated Grain To Residents

A while ago, news broke on a popular social platform to the effect Tana River County government has been for quite some time distributing contaminated maize to farming communities affected by food shortage within the County. 624 more words


Europe Day 2015 celebrations feature aflatoxin research by Finland-funded FoodAfrica program

As part of celebrations in Nairobi last week to mark Europe Day 2015, the Finland-funded FoodAfrica program took part in an exhibition at the residence of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Kenya where several project outputs were showcased. 135 more words


BecA-ILRI Hub hosts aflatoxin research platform towards safe food and feed in Africa

Among the many research projects carried out by the Food Safety and Zoonoses program of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is one that aims to reduce the… 419 more words


Peanut Butter vs Almond Butter

I always loved how on the back of the Peanut Butter & Company jars it says “Eat me by _____” and it suggests different things to put peanut butter on. 480 more words

Why Can Cheese Age for Years, Yet Get Moldy After a Short Time in my Home?

It depends on the type of cheese.  Many cheese makers use molds, which is a commonly used name for dry spored fungi, in the production of various cheeses (especially the Blue or Green cheeses). 231 more words

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High levels of mycotoxins detected in Babati pose health risk to human and livestock health in Tanzania

Communities in Tanzania and the region could unknowingly be exposing themselves to potential health problems as a result of consuming foods that are contaminated with high levels of mycotoxins – poisonous chemicals that are produced by certain types of fungi and which are harmful to both humans and livestock. 407 more words