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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


New Lure May Help Growers Combat Almonds’ No. 1 Insect Pest

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It’s no wonder that almonds are one of America’s favorite nuts. They taste great and are heart-healthy, too.

Most of the almonds grown in the United States today come from vast orchards in California. 1,245 more words


ILRI food safety researchers present on health impacts of aflatoxins in animal-source foods

Aflatoxins are highly toxic fungal by-products produced by certain strains of Aspergillus flavus in grains and other crops. Consumption of very high levels of aflatoxins can cause acute illness and death. 368 more words