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JakartaPost 23 Apr 2019

Expanding food safety norms for nutrition

On April 23, the World Trade Organization is hosting the International Trade and Food Safety Conference in Geneva. It is a continuation of the debates to discuss the future of food safety, which started in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last February, in a successful event co-organized by the Food and....

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farmindustrynews 22 Apr 2019

2 new crop protection tools launched for 2019

With the 2019 season off and running, crop protection companies are also rolling out new tools. Syngenta has two new tools for this crop season. Miravis Ace is a fungicide offering a new mode of action and enhanced timing for control of head scab, a key wheat disease.

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EC 20 Apr 2019

Evaluation of Mycotoxin Screening Tests in a Verification Study Involving First Time Users

Rapid screening methods are nowadays recognized as a strategic tool for mycotoxin issues management. Specific guidelines for validation and verification of mycotoxin screening methods are set in the Commission Regulation (EU) No 2014/519. This Regulation establishes that the “aim of the validation....

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mit 20 Apr 2019

MIT D-Lab awards fellowships to six East African social entrepreneurs

The program, which offers one year of support to social entrepreneurs bringing poverty-alleviating products to market at scale, has announced its six fellows for 2019 . This year’s fellows include the founders of homegrown, high-impact ventures in underserved markets in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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globenewswire 18 Apr 2019

Marrone Bio Innovations addresses increasing threats to almonds with two biological insecticides

DAVIS, Calif., April 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As the global market demand for almonds continues to increase exponentially, one of the greatest threats to crops is navel orangeworm, Amyelois transitella According to a 2018 study by Sacramento-based Blue Diamond Growers, Almond growers are at risk....

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EC 18 Apr 2019

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markets-businessinsider 17 Apr 2019

The global feed mycotoxin binders & modifiers market size is projected to grow from USD 2.5 billion in 2019 to USD 3.0 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 3.6%

NEW YORK April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Rise in incidence of mycotoxin occurrence in crops is projected to drive the growth of the feed mycotoxin binders & modifiers market. Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05068470/?utm_source=PRNÂ The global feed mycotoxin binders & modifiers market size is projected to grow from USD 2.

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prnewswire 17 Apr 2019

The global feed mycotoxin binders & modifiers market size is projected to grow from USD 2.5 billion in 2019 to USD 3.0 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 3.6%

The global feed mycotoxin binders & modifiers market size is projected to grow from USD 2.5 billion in 2019 to USD 3.0 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 3.6% during the forecast period. The feed mycotoxin binders & modifiers market is driven by various factors such as incidences of mycotoxin occurrence....

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africa-newsroom 17 Apr 2019

U.S. Embassy in Mozambique

On March 20, USAID deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to coordinate the U.S. government’s response efforts. The amount of humanitarian supplies delivered to Mozambique by the U.S. Government has surpassed 700 metric tons. This includes eight commercial flights chartered by the U.S.

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EC 17 Apr 2019

Is our food contaminated with mycotoxins? Rapid analytical methods make a quick answer possible

The JRC contributed to a joint project aiming at the evaluation of rapid screening methods for the analysis of mycotoxins involving first time users. The results demonstrated the robustness and reliability of all methods tested ensuring the efficiency of control programmes.

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mit 16 Apr 2019

MIT D-Lab awards fellowships to six East African social entrepreneurs Around Campus

The program, which offers one year of support to social entrepreneurs bringing poverty-alleviating products to market at scale, has announced its six fellows for 2019 . This year’s fellows include the founders of homegrown, high-impact ventures in underserved markets in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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thestarkenya 16 Apr 2019

AGATHA NGOTHO

Planting fertiliser will be carried forward to the next short rains season. Kenya an aflatoxin hotspot; contaminated crops can't be sold, livestock, humans die. Farmers told to buy bags, procurement takes 2-3 months, slowing purchase. Millers now want the government to release maize from the Strategic Food Reserve.

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mdpi 16 Apr 2019

Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 226: l-Proline Alleviates Kidney Injury Caused by AFB1 and AFM1 through Regulating Excessive Apoptosis of Kidney Cells

Abstract The toxicity and related mechanisms of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) and aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) in the mouse kidney were studied, and the role of l -proline in alleviating kidney damage was investigated. In a 28-day toxicity mouse model, thirty mice were divided into six groups: control (without treatment), l -proline group (10 g/kg body weight (b.

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agprofessional 15 Apr 2019

Syngenta Miravis Ace Fungicide Premix Available For 2019 Season

Miravis Ace fungicide for improved control of Fusarium head blight (head scab) in wheat is now available from Syngenta for the 2019 season. The convenient premix of propiconazole and Adepidyn fungicide, a new mode of action for head scab, will help wheat growers unlock a completely new way to manage....

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4-traders 15 Apr 2019

Syngenta : Miravis Ace fungicide premix now available for 2019 season

First-of-its-kind treatment allows greater flexibility and convenience for head scab control with applications as early as 50 percent head emergence GREENSBORO, N.C., April 15, 2019 for improved control of Fusarium head blight (head scab) in wheat is now available from Syngenta for the 2019 season.

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mdpi 15 Apr 2019

Animals, Vol. 9, Pages 166: Activity and Anti-Aflatoxigenic Effect of Indigenously Characterized Probiotic Lactobacilli against Aspergillus flavus—A Common Poultry Feed Contaminant

Simple Summary Mycotoxicosis in poultry has been seriously damaging the poultry production in Pakistan, resulting in economic losses to the country. The present study may act as a preliminary step for exploring the effect of indigenously characterized potential probiotic lactobacilli on aflatoxin production by Aspergillus flavus .

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mdpi 15 Apr 2019

Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 224: Occurrence of Mycotoxigenic Fusarium Species and Competitive Fungi on Preharvest Maize Ear Rot in Poland

Abstract Maize has become one of the most important crops for food and feed productionboth as a silage and crop residue worldwide. The present study aimed to identify the co-occurrence of Fusarium subglutinans Fusarium verticillioides Trichoderma atroviride Sarocladium zeae, and Lecanicillium lecanii on maize ear rot.

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kenyamoja 15 Apr 2019

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06 Apr 2019 - DP William Ruto, on Saturday, passed his congratulatory messages to the winners of the by-elections adding that the ODM Party had... 06 Apr 2019 - Taking to social media, Miguna thanked the people of Ugenya and Embakasi for disregarding Raila’s plea and heeding to his call...

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ghanaweb 15 Apr 2019

Ghana Standards Authority sensitises farmers on aflatoxin

The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has sensitised farmers and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector in the Northern, North East and Savannah regions on the causes and effects of aflatoxin, and how to reduce its contamination of grains. The event formed part of the National Aflatoxin....

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mdpi 13 Apr 2019

Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 222: Development and Validation of a Liquid Chromatography High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry Method for the Simultaneous Determination of Mycotoxins and Phytoestrogens in Plant-Based Fish Feed and Exposed Fish

Abstract New protein sources in fish feed require the assessment of the carry-over potential of contaminants and anti-nutrients from feed ingredients into the fish, and the assessment of possible health risks for consumers. Presently, plant materials including wheat and legumes make up the largest....

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mdpi 12 Apr 2019

Insects, Vol. 10, Pages 105: Acoustic, Pitfall Trap, and Visual Surveys of Stored Product Insect Pests in Kenyan Warehouses

Abstract Grain production is an important component of food security in Kenya but due to environmental conditions that favor rapid growth of insect populations, farmers and other agricultural stakeholders face ongoing and novel challenges from crop and stored product pest insects.

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mdpi 12 Apr 2019

Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 219: Mycotoxin Decontamination Efficacy of Atmospheric Pressure Air Plasma

Abstract Mycotoxins, the toxic secondary metabolites of mould species, are a growing global concern, rendering almost 25% of all food produced unfit for human or animal consumption, thus placing immense pressure on the food supply chain. Cold Atmospheric pressure Plasma (CAP) represents a promising,....

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kenyamoja 11 Apr 2019

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05 Apr 2019 - The levels were considerably high given that the maximum total aflatoxin content should be 15 ppb and also... 05 Apr 2019 - In a motion tabled in the Senate, Wajir Senator Dr. Abdullahi Ali wants the Ministry of Education and Helb compelled to institute a six-month full waiver period for interest and penalties, as well as.

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mdpi 10 Apr 2019

Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 217: Assessment of Toxic Effects of Ochratoxin A in Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Abstract Ochratoxin A (OTA) is a mycotoxin produced by different Aspergillus and Penicillium species, and it is considered a common contaminant in food and animal feed worldwide. On the other hand, human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) have been suggested as a valuable model for evaluating drug embryotoxicity.

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modernghana 10 Apr 2019

GSA And Partners Unveil National Aflatoxin Ma...

The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), together with its partners, has launched the National Aflatoxin Sensitisation and Management (NASAM) Project at the University of Development Studies (UDS), Navrongo Campus in the Upper East Region. The NASAM is a two-year nationwide project being implemented by....

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modernghana 10 Apr 2019

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13 minutes ago. The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), together with its partners, has launched the National Aflatoxin Sensitisatio ... 10 hours ago. Reports emanating from the Accra Technical University formerly Accra Polytechnic, point to a very disturbing phen ... 12 hours ago. The Deputy Minister for Eastern Region, Mr.

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4-traders 10 Apr 2019

Department of Trade and Industry of Republic o : DTI approves PNS Code of Practice against Aflatoxin Contamination in Corn

The Department of Trade and Industry's Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) approved the code of practice against aflatoxin contamination in corn, as Philippine National Standard (PNS) - Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS) 27:2018, Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of aflatoxin contamination in corn.

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mdpi 10 Apr 2019

Fermentation, Vol. 5, Pages 33: The Management of Compounds that Influence Human Health in Modern Winemaking from an HACCP Point of View

Abstract The undesirable effects of some hazardous compounds involved in the different steps of the winemaking process may pose health risks to consumers; hence, the importance of compliance with recent international food safety standards, including the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) standards.

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agriview 10 Apr 2019

Native-fungi combinations show promise

It’s not fun when a fungus contaminates crops. But safe native fungi show promise in the fight against toxic fungal contamination. The fungus Aspergillus flavus can infect several crops including corn. Some varieties or strains of A. flavus produce aflatoxins. Aflatoxin contamination costs U.S. farmers billions of dollars every year.

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mdpi 10 Apr 2019

Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 215: Fumonisin Production by Fusarium verticillioides in Maize Genotypes Cultivated in Different Environments

Abstract Fumonisins are mycotoxins (MTs) produced mainly by the fungus Fusarium verticillioides , the main pathogens of maize which cause ear rot. The aim of this work was to evaluate some factors that may lead to high fumonisin production by F. verticillioides in maize grains, correlating the....

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mdpi 09 Apr 2019

Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 214: Fluorescence Spectroscopic Investigation of Competitive Interactions between Quercetin and Aflatoxin B1 for Binding to Human Serum Albumin

Abstract Aflatoxin B 1 (AFB 1 ) is a highly toxic mycotoxin found worldwide in cereals, food, and animal feeds. AFB 1 binds to human serum albumin (HSA) with high affinity. In previous experiments, it has been revealed that reducing the binding rate of AFB 1 with HSA could speed up the elimination rate of AFB 1 .

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dailymonitor 09 Apr 2019

New technology to clean aflatoxins from grains

A new technology that cleans aflatoxins from grains has been introduced. FILE PHOTO In Summary. The new technology named Toxin Scrub is expected to turn around Uganda’s loss worth Ss140b into profit and boost exports, Dorothy Nakaweesi writes. Advertisement. By Dorothy Nakaweesi.

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mdpi 09 Apr 2019

Animals, Vol. 9, Pages 155: Potential of Insect Meals as Protein Sources for Meat-Type Ducks Based on In Vitro Digestibility

Simple Summary There has been a dramatic increase in duck meat consumption. As a result, ducks are an interesting alternative type of livestock. Animal-based proteins such as fishmeal and animal by-products are valuable nutrients with high digestibility, but they are associated with cost....

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