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March 9th, 2018 / KBC, Kenya

Aflatoxin is spreading fast, posing a risk to food security worldwide, as global warming increases, an epidemiologist has warned.

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) veterinary epidemiologist Johanna Lindahl said aflatoxin which is a major food security issue in Africa; is slowly spreading to the North fueled by the global warming trends.

“With climate change, the aflatoxin is probably going to the North, it is not a problem in Europe but it is a problem in the USA, South America, South East Asia and even a bigger problem in Australia,” she explained.

Speaking during a presser by Food Africa on improving food security in West and East Africa, Lindahl said ILRI conducted a research on local milk and found that 50 percent of samples in Kasarani were contaminated whereas it was less in Kisumu. Read more