Mycotoxins in grains in subsistence farming systems: A threat to food safety and food security

Dr Edson Ncube: Agricultural Research Council - Grain Crops, Potchefstroom Mycotoxins are by-products of fungal growth that can survive various forms of heat treatment and they are harmful to both humans and animals. Fungal species such as Aspergillus, Fusarium, and Penicillium infect grain crops such as maize, groundnut and sorghum…

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Importance of fighting antimicrobial resistance discussed at UN General Assembly

The fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) must be a global effort that includes larger investments and improved surveillance measures, the FAO Deputy Director General told delegates at the General Assembly of the United Nations(UNGA) in New York. Maria Helena Semedo, DDG of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO),…

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