Latest Mycotoxins Stories

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.

2009-07-21 11:15:04

Trout are better models for cancer research than mice or rats, a leading researcher at Oregon State University said. George Bailey helped found the university's world-class trout research center, which recently completed a study of the effects on tissue of carcinogenic Dibutyl phthalate, used in adhesives, plastics and ink, The (Portland) Oregonian reported Tuesday. Three decades of aquatic study convinced Bailey, 68, that trout are cheaper to raise and care for than rodents, and have...

2009-07-14 09:56:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff is urging Pennsylvania's wheat producers who suspect they may have a low-yield or low-quality crop this year to contact their crop insurance agent or adjuster immediately so that they can sample for the presence of a mycotoxin that has affected grains in other states.Wolff said Pennsylvania's cool and wet conditions this growing season have created an environment where mycotoxins can thrive.

2009-06-11 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Syngenta today announced that it has acquired Georgia-based Circle One Global, Inc., to add an innovative antitoxin crop protection technology to the company's portfolio.

2009-04-16 17:16:00

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- It first began as an idea to fight airborne germs and bacteria in hospitals and healthcare settings, and in fact, Accents in Water remains the only Hospital-Approved, clinically tested water features available in the world today.

2008-08-20 18:00:39

WITH the continued wet weather this summer, the NFU is stepping up efforts to liaise with various parts of the supply chain over potential quality issues.

2008-07-31 00:00:33

W ith the Westcountry's climate being mild and moist, diseases on both grassland and arable crops are always going to be a problem, but the winter wheat variety Sherborne has proved to be a real winner in 2007 and 2008.

2008-07-01 06:10:00

More than a year after they took the hallucinogen found in "magic mushrooms," volunteers in a Johns Hopkins study rated the experience as one of the most meaningful and spiritually important of their lives, researchers reported today.

2007-04-15 03:00:25

By Pillai, Suresh D ABSTRACT: Bioaerosols are a vehicle for the dissemination of human and animal pathogens. Because of land-filling costs and the ban on ocean dumping of municipal biosolids, land application of biosolids and animal manure is increasing all over the globe.

2006-07-11 16:52:50

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "Magic mushrooms," used by Native Americans and hippies to alter consciousness, appear to have similar mystical effects on many people, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday.

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