This stuff is bananas!

The bananas you find in the average U.S. grocery store are pretty much the same: They’re the genetic variety known as Cavendish and have been around for centuries. However, it wasn’t until a deadly fungus wiped out the commercial plantings of a different banana variety called Gros Michel, that Cavendish took center stage.

Now, researchers […]

Aflatoxins threaten Africa’s food supply

Africa faces several food supply issues caused by various events from drought to flooding to conflict and more. One of the most constant threats to the continent’s food supply, however, are foodborne toxins known as aflatoxins.

As discussed in a recent article, aflatoxins are produced by fungus that grows on crops such as corn and […]