Entries by sfoodfee

BALKANS AND MYCOTOXINS 2017

High levels of Aflatoxin B1 and Fumonisin B1 & B2 mycotoxins detected in corn samples in 2017! The aim of the present study was to screen corn samples received from Balkans region during August to November 2017. The samples were analysed by UHPLC-based multi-mycotoxin method for the determination and quantitation of all regulated in feed […]

ORGANICS SUFFER DEFEAT AS EU RENEWS GLYPHOSATE FOR ANOTHER 5 YEARS

The world’s top-selling herbicide, glyphosate, can stay on the market in the European Union for another five years after an unexpected vote in favor of the renewal by German agriculture minister Christian Schmidt. Germany abstained from voting in all previous deliberations on glyphosate over the past few months. Schmidt took the decision into his own […]

FURTHER NOTES ON NEW AFLATOXIN- PRODUCING SPECIES

The report of the new aflatoxin producing species  Aspergillus  korhogoensis, was confirmed to belong to distinct clade and heterothallic. The isolates were able to produce B and G aflatoxin, aspergillic acid, cyclopiazonic acid aflavarins,  asparazones and other metabolites.   This finding has further increased the need to be extravigilant in food safety across West African […]

NEW AFLATOXIN -PRODUCING SPECIES INCREASES FOOD SAFETY SCARE !!!

The discovery of a new species == Aspergillus  korhogoensis has been reported in the West African nation Cote D’Ivoire. In the report by many researchers comprising nationals of USA, France, Cote D Ivoire and Nigeria, The new species  also confirmed  to produce aflatoxin , a mycotoxin common on grains and other crops  particularly in store […]

WORLD FOOD DAY AT BABCOCK UNIVERSITY

On October 16, 2017 the world Food day was observed at Babcock University, Ilishan remo  Ogun state. It was in partnership with Mushroom Development Foundation  Highlights were presentation of awards to outstanding stakeholders ion the Agriculture and Food industry . Awardees included Chief Kessington Adebutu, Chief Oba Otudeko, the chairman of All Farmers Association of […]

ANY GMO CRISIS IN SWAZILAND ?

The GMO crisis in Swaziland… Author: Teboho S Oct 18, 2017 By Tsakasile Dlamini Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (Pelum) Swaziland Country Coordinator October 2017 Swaziland is under enormous pressure to introduce genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the country’s farming system. This pressure is coming not only from Monsanto but also from farmers and some […]

NEW EU ORGANIC REGULATIONS ATTRACT EXPERT SCRUTINY

The new Organic Regulation – status quo and outlook  by Karin Heinze Part of panel discussing pro and contra of the new EU Organic Regulation. From the left side: Toomas Kevvai, Deputy Secretary-General for Food Security and Development of the Rural Ministry of Estonia, Elena Panichi, Deputy Head of the Organic Unit DG AGRI, European Commission […]

AFRICAN CENTRE REPORTS ON FISP IN MOZAMBIQUE

African Centre for Biodiversity <webmaster@acbio.org.za> The African Centre for Biodiversity www.acbio.org.za PO Box 29170, Melville 2109 South Africa Tel: +27 (0)11 486 1156 Dear Friends and colleagues The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), shares with you the position of civil society organisations on  Farm Input Subsidy Programme in Mozambique. The CSO statement criticizes the farm input […]

MOIN-MOIN IN NYLON CAUSES CANCER—EXPERT

Food Cooking ‘Moi-moi’ in nylons dangerous, expert warns  admin 0 Comments September 12, 2017 A dietician, Mr John Tehinse, has warned people against cooking moi-moi and other foods in nylons or cellophane bags as it produced dioxins, a toxic substance that causes cancer. Tehinse gave the warning on Tuesday in Ilorin at an awareness campaign […]