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mdpi 28 Feb 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 150: Aflatoxin Biosynthesis and Genetic Regulation: A Review

The study of fungal species evolved radically with the development of molecular techniques and produced new evidence to understand specific fungal mechanisms such as the production of toxic secondary metabolites. Taking advantage of these technologies to improve food safety, the molecular study of....

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mdpi 28 Feb 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 149: Variation of Fusarium Free, Masked, and Emerging Mycotoxin Metabolites in Maize from Agriculture Regions of South Africa

The presence of mycotoxins in cereal grain is a very important food safety issue with the occurrence of masked mycotoxins extensively investigated in recent years. This study investigated the variation of different Fusarium metabolites (including the related regulated, masked, and emerging....

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cas-cn 28 Feb 2020

Researchers Find A Novel Flowering Type-Cleistogamous of Wheat and Suggest Its Mechanisms Using Transcriptome

Recently, Prof. WU Lifang and her team from Hefei Institutes of Physical Science found a novel type of wheat which had a lower Fusarium head blight (FHB) infection rate. They also revealed its mechanisms by using transcriptome analysis. Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is one of the most important staple crops worldwide.

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ghanaweb 28 Feb 2020

Opinions Afcfta: Are We Ready For Its I 27 February, 2020

The Government of Ghana has clearly demonstrated its determination to host the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). And whilst government is very hopeful that it will be ready for the implementation of the agreement, come July 1st when trading starts, it is not yet....

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newsfinancialanalyst 27 Feb 2020

Global Feed Mycotoxin Binders and Modifiers market was valued at USD 2.27billion in 2016 and is projected to reach USD 3.06billionby 2025, growing at a CAGR of 3.4% from 2017 to 2025

Market Overview: The global Feed Mycotoxin Binders and Modifiersmarket was valued at USD 2.27billion in 2016 and is projected to reach USD 3.06billionby 2025, growing at a CAGR of 3.4% from 2017 to 2025. Mycotoxins are harmful organisms that can cause damage to the feed.

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mdpi 27 Feb 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 147: Human Biomonitoring of Mycotoxins in Blood, Plasma and Serum in Recent Years: A Review

This manuscript reviews the state-of-the-art regarding human biological monitoring (HBM) of mycotoxins in plasma serum and blood samples. After a comprehensive and systematic literature review, with a focus on the last five years, several aspects were analyzed and summarized: a) the biomarkers....

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mdpi 27 Feb 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 146: In-Vitro Cell Culture for Efficient Assessment of Mycotoxin Exposure, Toxicity and Risk Mitigation

Mycotoxins are toxic secondary fungal metabolites that commonly contaminate crops and food by-products and thus, animal feed. Ingestion of mycotoxins can lead to mycotoxicosis in both animals and humans, and at subclinical concentrations may affect animal production and adulterate feed and animal by-products.

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terradaily 27 Feb 2020

Insects, seaweed and lab-grown meat could be the foods of the future

The world is facing a major food crisis where both obesity and hunger are rising in the context of rapidly changing environments. The Food and Agriculture Organization has presented alternative food sources - such as seaweed and insects - as possible solutions to this crisis.

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tribuneonline 26 Feb 2020

Business 32 mins ago Storage facilities eyed in major farms

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is pushing the establishment of more cold storage facilities near agricultural production areas as it moves to help farmers reduce postharvest losses. Following a recent meeting with the Cold Chain Association of the Philippines (CCAP), Agriculture Secretary....

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myjoyonline 26 Feb 2020

AfCFTA: Is Ghana ready for implementation?

The Government of Ghana has clearly demonstrated its determination to host the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). And whilst the government is very hopeful that it will be ready for the implementation of the agreement, come July 1st when trading starts, it is not....

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globalnews 26 Feb 2020

University of Saskatchewan researchers develop new crop-quality test

“Our accuracy came close to 99 per cent precision and we can detect a very low concentration of this mycotoxin in grains,” Lipu Wang said. The team is also looking at which strains have the lowest levels of mycotoxins and will look to breed those strains in order to prevent the spread of DON.

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mdpi 26 Feb 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 144: The Effect of Different Doses of Zearalenone in Feed on the Bioavailability of Zearalenone and Alpha-Zearalenol, and the Concentrations of Estradiol and Testosterone in the Peripheral Blood of Pre-Pubertal Gilts

The objective of this study was to determine the effect of long-term (48 days), per os administration of specific zearalenone (ZEN) doses (20 and 40 g ZEN/kg BW in experimental groups EI and EII, which were equivalent to 200% and 400% of the upper range limit of the no-observed-adverse-effect-level....

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mdpi 26 Feb 2020

Applied Sciences, Vol. 10, Pages 1578: Detection of Aflatoxins B1 in Maize Grains Using Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer

Aflatoxins are secondary metabolites of Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus . These fungal species are the most dangerous and common toxin group causing food contamination. Aflatoxin has high toxicity and can cause cancer to humans and animals. The quantitative detection of aflatoxin in food, therefore, plays a very important role.

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mdpi 25 Feb 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 143: Selenium Yeast Alleviates Ochratoxin A-Induced Hepatotoxicity via Modulation of the PI3K/AKT and Nrf2/Keap1 Signaling Pathways in Chickens

The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effects of selenium yeast (Se-Y) against hepatotoxicity induced by ochratoxin A (OTA). The OTA-induced liver injury model was established in chickens by daily oral gavage of 50 g/kg OTA for 21 days.

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mdpi 25 Feb 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 142: Assessment of the Effect of Satureja montana and Origanum virens Essential Oils on Aspergillus flavus Growth and Aflatoxin Production at Different Water Activities

Aflatoxin contamination of foodstuffs poses a serious risk to food security, and it is essential to search for new control methods to prevent these toxins entering the food chain. Several essential oils are able to reduce the growth and mycotoxin biosynthesis of toxigenic species, although their....

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technologynetworks 25 Feb 2020

Toxins Identified in Cereal Crops With Rapid Test

Fusarium head blight (FHB), a fungal disease affecting kernel development, causes millions of dollars in annual losses in Canadian cereal crops such as barley, wheat and oats. With warming weather patterns and more intensive farming practices, fusarium has been spreading across the Prairie provinces.

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mdpi 24 Feb 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 139: Human Mycotoxin Biomonitoring: Conclusive Remarks on Direct or Indirect Assessment of Urinary Deoxynivalenol

Deoxynivalenol is one of the most ubiquitous mycotoxins in the Western diet through its presence in cereals and cereal products. A vast amount of studies indicate the worrying level of exposure to this toxin, while even high percentages of the population exceed the tolerable daily intake.

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mdpi 24 Feb 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 138: Effect of Ozone and Electron Beam Irradiation on Degradation of Zearalenone and Ochratoxin A

Zearalenone (ZEN) and ochratoxin A (OTA) are key concerns of the food industry because of their toxicity and pollution scope. This study investigated the effects of ozone and electron beam irradiation (EBI) on the degradation of ZEN and OTA. Results demonstrated that 2 mL of 50 g/mL ZEN was completely degraded after 10 s of treatment by 2.

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mdpi 23 Feb 2020

IJMS, Vol. 21, Pages 1518: The Molecular Mechanism of Perillaldehyde Inducing Cell Death in Aspergillus flavus by Inhibiting Energy Metabolism Revealed by Transcriptome Sequencing

Perillaldehyde (PAE), an essential oil in Perilla plants, serves as a safe flavor ingredient in foods, and shows an effectively antifungal activity. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation in Aspergillus flavus plays a critical role in initiating a metacaspase-dependent apoptosis. However, the reason for ROS accumulation in A.

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busiweek 22 Feb 2020

Develop youth friendly programmes, development partners in agriculture sector advised

Development partners in agriculture have been told to come up with programmes that can attract the youth to take part in the sector. The Country Director of Sasakawa Global 2000 Uganda Dr Nyamutale Roseline noted that the agriculture sector has the potential to improve the social and economic status....

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news-uci 22 Feb 2020

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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mdpi 22 Feb 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 136: A Lateral Flow Strip Based on a Truncated Aptamer-Complementary Strand for Detection of Type-B Aflatoxins in Nuts and Dried Figs

Type-B aflatoxins (AFB 1 and AFB 2 ) frequently contaminate food, especially nuts and fried figs, and seriously threaten human health; hence, it is necessary for the newly rapid and sensitive detection methods to prevent the consumption of potentially contaminated food.

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authorityngr 22 Feb 2020

NIPRD, NNPC partner on local drugs production

The Director General of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), Dr. Obi Peter Adigwe has said that the institute is presently in discussion with the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on how to collaborate in sourcing by-product of the refineries to produce drugs locally.

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busiweek 22 Feb 2020

U.S Government Supports Campaign to Combat Toxins in Agricultural Produce

Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi and the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), along with USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker, have launched a nationwide campaign to combat aflatoxins that contaminate improperly handled grain, causing severe health complications, including liver cancer and stunting.

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poultryworld 21 Feb 2020

WMF: Mycotoxins contaminate feed in Asia

Despite efforts to prevent contamination with mycotoxins, Asian animal feed has been widely affected by mycotoxins in recent years (according to a a large-scale survey carried out by the Biomin Research Centre). “As many as 92% of the samples were contaminated with at least one mycotoxin and 88%....

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EC 21 Feb 2020

MicotAP_Prevention and control of mycotoxins in maize grain by means of best agricultural practice supported by an integrated digital platform

Corn produced in Veneto is often contaminated by different categories of mycotoxins in variable quantities depending on the climatic trend, the cultivation techniques, the varietal choice and the mitigation of the effects deriving from biotic and abiotic stresses.

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