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September 10th, 2015 / AllAfrica.com

thumb.aspxThe presence of aflatoxins in food and feed are a major reason why some of our agricultural produce would be rejected in international markets. In addition, they are harmful to both human and animal health. They can cause diseases like cancer and nervous and reproductive disorders, retard growth in children, and even death when consumed. But what are aflatoxins? These are poisons excreted into food or feed by fungi when they grow in it. Fungi do not want competition from other germs, so they make and deploy poison where they grow to inhibit or kill competitors. See more