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2010-11-10 16:25:45

An international team of scientists calls for protecting complementary food for infants in developing countries – especially those where corn is a staple food – against fumonisin, a toxin produced by fungi.

2010-09-30 19:46:48

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in Athens, Georgia, have reported for the first time that several species of Aspergillus niger, or black aspergilli, are capable of infecting corn and peanuts as endophytes.

2010-08-11 14:18:43

Individual kernels of wheat and barley can be quickly evaluated for resistance to a damaging scab disease by using near infrared light (NIR) technology.

2010-06-11 01:42:23

Scientists offer a natural, safe, and cost-effective solution to prevent future contamination of maize by the killer aflatoxin to secure the food and income of millions of small-scale farmers in Kenya and the rest of Africa.

2010-04-21 05:00:00

MINNETONKA, Minn., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta Seeds, Inc. today announced it has received deregulation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the Agrisure Viptera trait.

2010-01-27 13:39:45

Pistachios, almonds and other popular tree nuts might someday be routinely sprayed with a yeast called Pichia anomala.

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2010-01-25 09:06:05

Leafy greens can prevent the ill-effects of toxins in foods like peanut butter.

2009-10-21 13:31:11

A toxin produced by mold on nuts and grains can cause liver cancer if consumed in large quantities.

2009-08-13 08:15:33

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to eat Pidy-brand Pur Mamba peanut butter because it might be contaminated with aflatoxin. The CFIA said the product, made in Haiti, is sold in one-pound plastic containers and was distributed in Quebec. Aflatoxins are a group of toxic compounds produced by certain strains of fungi, officials said.


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