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businessdailyafrica 08 Dec 2019

EDITORIAL: Scale up efforts to cut post-harvest losses

W ith the heavy rains pounding the country continuously cereals farmers have borne the brunt of the deluge as they run out of space to dry their produce. It was therefore not surprising to hear a farmers lobby pleading with the government to direct the National Cereals and Produce Board to allow farmers to use its dryers and storage facilities.

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bworldcom 08 Dec 2019

PhilMech studying ways to reduce sweet potato harvest losses

THE PHILIPPINE Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) said it is studying how to reduce losses in the sweet potato harvest to reduce damage to the produce, which depresses the prices farmers can obtain. According to a study by the agency, postharvest losses for sweet potato range from 31.

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nation-ke 08 Dec 2019

Kenya has a leadership problem

President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses delegates when launching the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report at Bomas of Kenya on November 27, 2019. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP In Summary. The State keeps voluntarily exposing its people to all kinds of poisonous commodities like aflatoxin maize with zero accountability.

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businessdailyafrica 06 Dec 2019

Farmers wants access to NCPB maize driers following rains

A farmers lobby wants the Government to direct the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) to allow cereal growers to use its dryers and offer storage services following heavy rains that they say have subjected them to great losses. Cereal Growers Association (CGA) says the Government should....

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fwi 06 Dec 2019

New cereal fungicide gives 0.3t/ha yield lift in AHDB trials

New cereal fungicide Revystar XE from BASF has given strong results on septoria in the AHDB’s fungicide dose response work, with its greater persistence of control resulting in an extra 0.3t/ha in yield, compared with existing fungicide choices. As such, it represents a step up, says Jonathan Blake,....

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news-uci 06 Dec 2019

Trigger of deadly food toxin discovered

A toxin produced by mold on nuts and grains can cause liver cancer if consumed in large quantities. UC Irvine researchers for the first time have discovered what triggers the toxin to form, which could lead to methods of limiting its production. Because of lax or nonexistent regulation, 4.

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eurekalert 05 Dec 2019

Squid pigments have antimicrobial properties

Credit: Chan-Higuera et al. Ommochromes, the pigments that colour the skin of squids and other invertebrates, could be used in the food and health sectors for their antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. This is confirmed by the analyses carried out by researchers from the University of Sonora in....

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mdpi 05 Dec 2019

Brain Sciences, Vol. 9, Pages 359: Endocrine Disruptors Induced Distinct Expression of Thyroid and Estrogen Receptors in Rat versus Mouse Primary Cerebellar Cell Cultures

The endocrine system of animals consists of fine-tuned self-regulating mechanisms that maintain the hormonal and neuronal milieu during tissue development. This complex system can be influenced by endocrine disruptors (ED)substances that can alter the hormonal regulation even in small concentrations.

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mdpi 05 Dec 2019

Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 710: Efficacy of the Combined Protective Cultures of Penicillium chrysogenum and Debaryomyces hansenii for the Control of Ochratoxin A Hazards in Dry-Cured Ham

The ecological conditions during the ripening of dry-cured ham favour the development of moulds on its surface, being frequently the presence of Penicillium nordicum , a producer of ochratoxin A (OTA). Biocontrol using moulds and yeasts usually found in dry-cured ham is a promising strategy to minimize this hazard.

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tuko 05 Dec 2019

Government to release KSh 200 billion for disaster management as floods wreak havoc

- Acting CS Ukur Yatani said the government might be forced to spend money on infrastructure swept away by floods. - It plans to mobilise funds from Kenyans and foreigners in the next three months. - This will boost the KSh 10 billion contingency kitty to mitigate against floods.

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benzinga 05 Dec 2019

Midwest Farmers Hit Hard By Weather-Delayed Harvests

Relentless torrential rains in spring and summer, followed by early autumn cold and snow, have stalled harvests in parts of the Corn Belt. It's another blow to farmers already struggling with the effects of planting delays and a trade war that have applied downward pressure on commodity prices they receive.

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tuko 05 Dec 2019

Government to call for fundraising to boost KSh 10 billion contingency kitty as floods wreak havoc

While the heavy rains being witnessed in most parts the country continue to wreak havoc in several regions, losses occasioned by the rains could run into billions of shillings. Although the meteorological department had forewarned Kenyans of the impending heavy rains, livelihoods have been lost while thousands of man-hours wasted in traffic.

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mdpi 04 Dec 2019

IJMS, Vol. 20, Pages 6119: Critical Assessment of Streptomyces spp. Able to Control Toxigenic Fusaria in Cereals: A Literature and Patent Review

Mycotoxins produced by Fusarium species on cereals represent a major concern for food safety worldwide. Fusarium toxins that are currently under regulation for their content in food include trichothecenes, fumonisins, and zearalenone. Biological control of Fusarium spp.

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mdpi 04 Dec 2019

Animals, Vol. 9, Pages 1081: Evaluation of Collagen and Elastin Content in Skin of Multiparous Minks Receiving Feed Contaminated with Deoxynivalenol (DON, Vomitoxin) with or without Bentonite Supplementation

The presence of mycotoxins in products intended for consumption is harmful to the health of both people and animals. One of the most abundant mycotoxins in mink’s feed, often contaminating cereal grains, is a mycotoxin produced by the fungi Fusarium spp. deoxynivalenol (DON).

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EastAfrican 04 Dec 2019

HOFFMANN: What Kenya must do to get toxins out of food supply

The fungus can continue to grow on crops if they’re not properly stored (and moisture gets in), or if they’re not well dried. In Kenya, maize stored by smallholder farmers has been found to be far more contaminated than purchased maize and is the most likely culprit for the outbreaks of aflatoxin poisoning that occur from time to time.

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standardmedia 04 Dec 2019

State to release Sh200b as floods wreak havoc

Livelihoods have been lost, thousands of man-hours wasted in traffic and hospital beds and property worth billions of shillings washed away by floods that have ravaged different parts of the country. National Treasury, with its tight budget, has been forced to call for fundraising, with the....

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technologynetworks 03 Dec 2019

Two-dimensional Liquid Chromatography in Foodomics

To maximize the value of investigations and the information obtained, it is desirable for analysts in the food industry to be able to characterize as many components and aspects of a food sample as possible in a timely manner. This is where a foodomics approach comes in.

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biorxiv 03 Dec 2019

Network Inference from Multi-omic Data Uncovers Dynamic Transcriptional Regulation Modules in Pathogenic Fungus Fusarium graminearum

Abstract. The filamentous fungus Fusarium graminearum causes devastating crop disease and produces harmful mycotoxins worldwide. Understanding F. graminearum transcriptional regulatory networks (TRNs) is vital for effective disease management. Reconstructing F.

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technologynetworks 03 Dec 2019

Interview: A Deeper Cut Into Behavior With Mackenzie Mathis

To the untrained eye, DeepLabCut appears to do something pretty basic. It adds dots and lines to video footage of moving animals. But this technology is part of a wave of automation that is revolutionizing behavioral analysis. Don’t just take my word for it; look to the recent announcement by the....

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mdpi 02 Dec 2019

Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 701: Use of Competitive Filamentous Fungi as an Alternative Approach for Mycotoxin Risk Reduction in Staple Cereals: State of Art and Future Perspectives

Among plant fungal diseases, those affecting cereals represent a huge problem in terms of food security and safety. Cereals, such as maize and wheat, are very often targets of mycotoxigenic fungi. The limited availability of chemical plant protection products and physical methods to control....

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mdpi 02 Dec 2019

Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 700: In-vitro Application of a Qatari Burkholderia cepacia strain (QBC03) in the Biocontrol of Mycotoxigenic Fungi and in the Reduction of Ochratoxin A biosynthesis by Aspergillus carbonarius

Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by certain filamentous fungi, causing human and animal health issues upon the ingestion of contaminated food and feed. Among the safest approaches to the control of mycotoxigenic fungi and mycotoxin detoxification is the application of microbial biocontrol agents.

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manilametro 02 Dec 2019

Nagtipunan town is Nat'l Quality Corn Achievers awardee

NAGTIPUNAN, Quirino, Dec. 2 (PIA)-This municipality recently bagged the 2019 National Quality Corn Achievers Award (NQAA) for its outstanding performance towards the production of quality corn and the development of its corn industry. Mayor Nieverose Camma Meneses personally received the plaque of....

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