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Strategies to Address Mycotoxin Problems

The United States National Institute of Food and Agriculture National Program Leader, Kitty Cardwell, speaks in a Virtual Briefing on options to reduce mycotoxin contamination at preharvest and postharvest levels. Cardwell overviews challenges for mycotoxin management from farmer, consumer, marketer, and government perspectives. http://www.donorplatform.org/postharvest-losses/virtual-briefings/1060-kitty-cardwell-strategies-to-address-mycotoxin-problems.html  

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Mycotoxin Occurrence in Maize Milling Fractions

A study by South African researchers concludes that the occurrence of mycotoxin differs per milling fraction, and that dry milling is an effective way to reduce mycotoxins in maize. The article appears in the International Journal of Food Microbiology. http://www.allaboutfeed.net/Process-Management/Feed-Safety/2013/5/Mycotoxin-occurrence-in-maize-milling-fractions-1267126W/

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Projects to Combat Mycotoxin Contamination in Tanzania Launched

  Two projects were launched at an April meeting of IITA (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Feed the Future Initiative has funded projects to understand the depth and spread of mycotoxin contaminants in maize and cassava in the country. Another project funded by […]

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Managing Deoxynivalenol (DON) Contamination in Fusarium Head Blight Affected Wheat

This article provides on overview of the different results of two papers dealing with wheat contamination, as well as their suggested solutions and practices. Two papers addressing deoxynivalenol contamination in Fusarium head blight affected wheat were covered, the report from Ohio having been recently published and the other from Japan (PDF) published in 2010. blog.plantwise.org/2011/12/05/managing-deoxynivalenol-don-contamination-in-fusarium-head-blight-affected-wheat/ […]

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