Reducing human exposure to aflatoxins in poor countries: Towards new technologies and practices
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Reducing human exposure to aflatoxins in poor countries: Towards new technologies and practices

A new paper describes and assesses the strength of a theory of change for how adoption of farm-level technologies and practices for aflatoxin mitigation can contribute to reductions in aflatoxin exposure among consumers in a market context. Continue reading

Aflatoxins in Kenya’s food chain: Overview of what researchers are doing to combat the threat to public health
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Aflatoxins in Kenya’s food chain: Overview of what researchers are doing to combat the threat to public health

Aflatoxins are toxic chemicals produced as by-products by fungi (moulds) that grow on maize, groundnuts and other food crops. These toxins also affect feedstuffs, which then contaminate milk, meat and eggs. The toxins occur everywhere in the world, but pose particularly high risks in tropical developing countries where certain staple foods, such as maize and sorghum, comprise a large part of the diets of the poor. Continue reading

Dairy feed project to reduce aflatoxin contamination in Kenya’s milk
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Dairy feed project to reduce aflatoxin contamination in Kenya’s milk

Mycotoxins, such as aflatoxin, are toxins found in food that can cause illness and be lethal in high doses. These toxins are formed by strains of moulds that infest susceptible grains such as maize and sorghum. Dairy cows that eat contaminated feed can yield contaminated milk. Milk is a major food in Kenya. Understanding how, … Continue reading