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UPDATE ON MYCOTOXICOLOGY NEWSLETTER SEPT 2014

Mycotoxicology Newsletter AN INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR MYCOTOXINS Produced in association with the International Society for Mycotoxicology www.mycotoxicology.org 2014, Volume XVII, Issue 1 Michelangelo Pascale, group leader of the department of Food Safety and Innovative Methods for Food Analysis at the Institute of Sciences of Food Production (ISPA-CNR), Bari, Italy  Mold and mycotoxin occurrence  […]

PACA Platform meeting holds October 2014 at Adis Ababa

The First Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) Partnership Platform Meeting which is scheduled to take place from 07-09 October 2014, at the headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This first PACA PPM is of particular importance as it is organized in the year 2014, which was declared, by the […]

Mycotoxins and Your Meal 2

2. Ochratoxin A Ochratoxins are a group of chemically related mycotoxins commonly found in diverse food items like grains, coffee, cocoa, tubers, dried fruits, wine, beer and animal based meals meals As mycotoxins they are poisons produced by moulds on food, particularly in unhygienic regime. Ochratoxin A or OTA is the most important and toxic […]

Mycotoxins and Your Meal

1 Aflatoxins As humanity grows on daily basis, there is another group of small creatures called fungi, which are ubiquitous and most of which cannot be seen with unaided eyes. The Nigerian climate support the growth of this group and the subsequent production of chemicals on food items in farm, transit and store. These chemicals […]

Lessons from Ekiti election

That Fayose has won Ekiti governorship election is no longer in doubt. Even the incumbent Fayemi has admitted that. Now lets review  afew  lessons 1    Articles in Newspapers don’t win elections, the Politian himself does. Otherwise with the regular columns in a newspaper s openly sympathetic to the Fayemi, it would have a walkover. But […]

Corruption and terrorism in Nigeria

Faces of corruption  Over the years, illegal imports of items including arms have been going on with govt officials turning away  their  eyes. The direct  result is what we are now witnessing—-thuggery, robberies, Book Haram, kidnappings The youth of the country with no  means of livelihood are no results to  crime, some cool eg cyber […]

Aturu dies at 49

Human rights lawyer Ondo state born Bamidele  Aturu died on Wednesday 9 2014,  at the age of 49. Mr Aturu attended Adeyemi College of Education , Ondo after which he proceeded to the mandatory NYSC where he hit the limelight by rejecting an award . His activism  at Ondo  resulted in brushes with authorities. He […]