Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) research-fordevelopment agenda on mycotoxins for enhanced food safety and trade uri icon

abstract

  • Mycotoxins are highly toxic metabolites produced by a number of fungi especially indrought-prone environments, unseasonably rainy environments, or high moisture at precropharvest, harvest, and storage. The toxins, e.g. aflatoxins, deteriorate food quality, arebarriers to international trade, pose serious risk to health, and have caused several deaths inAfrica and Asia

publication date

  • 2007