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AFRICA WARNS !!!—–NO SAFE LIMITS FOR TOXIC PESTICIDES

Recall that Nigeria is still under ban by the EU for unacceptable levels of a pesticide–dichlorvos on her beans Now, the African Centre for Biodiversity (formerly African Centre for Biosafety) has come out to frown at the continued use of what it called ‘questionable’ data  on pesticides  by African countries.  The South Africa based centre […]

IN TANZANIA, SUNFLOWER SEEDS ALSO CONTAIN AFLATOXIN !!!!

Sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with aflatoxins. This has been shown by researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) in the US. Aflatoxins, toxins produced by Aspergillus moulds commonly infect corn, peanuts, pistachios and almonds. The US study (done in Tanzania) is one of the first studies to associate aflatoxin contamination with sunflower seeds. Samples of […]

FUMZYME , HERE TO FIGHT FUMONISIN IN LIVESTOCK

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a positive Scientific Opinion on the safety and efficacy of a mycotoxin biotransforming enzyme from Biomin for the application in poultry feed. EFSA acknowledged the efficacy of the enzyme (FUMzyme®) in safely degrading fumonisins to non-toxic compounds in the gastrointestinal tract of poultry, as demonstrated in numerous […]

MOSANTO HAS JOB FOR YOU AT ABUJA

Technology Development Representative-Nigeria MONSANTO 1,157 reviews – Abuja Monsanto’s Technology Development and Agronomy Team in sub-Saharan Africa is hiring for a Technology Development Representative to be part of a team that lead the development and testing of agronomic system concepts for our products. This role will gain firsthand knowledge of Monsanto’s products and associated agronomic […]

Aflatoxin in Nigeria=Commodities Certification Points coming

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture has been reported to have the intention of setting up Commodities Certification Centres in each of the 6 geopolitical zones of the country. This is response to incessant complaints on the unacceptable levels of aflatoxin and pesticides in export agricultural commodities. For some years now The European Union has been […]

NEW WHO LIST OF RESISTANT BACTERIA THAT NEED URGENT INTERVENTION

WHO Publishes List of Bacteria That Need New Antibiotics WHO priority pathogens list for R&D of new antibiotics Priority 1: CRITICAL Acinetobacter baumannii, carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, carbapenem-resistant, ESBL-producing Priority 2: HIGH Enterococcus faecium, vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant, vancomycin-intermediate and resistant Helicobacter pylori, clarithromycin-resistant Campylobacter spp., fluoroquinolone-resistant Salmonellae, fluoroquinolone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae, cephalosporin-resistant, fluoroquinolone-resistant Priority […]

ELECTRICITY FROM HUMAN WASTES

Dutch designers use human waste to make electricity By Bongani Shwen   The Compost Kliko Toilet could lead to people getting away from flushing potential down the toilet… etabolism and cut crop productivity, ultimately putting pressure on arable land… 26 Jun 2017 For more, visit http://www.bizcommunity.com/196/642.html

SEEDS and FERTILIZERS FOR NE FARMERS

FAO distributes seeds and fertilisers to a million people in north-east Nigeria “Investing in agricultural assistance today will provide food for tomorrow; and can ensure people have a source of food even when they are cut off from other forms of humanitarian aid.” For more please visit  http://www.bizcommunity.com/Articles.aspx?l=196&c=643&key1=20170703115900

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) Fellowship Program for Member Countries 2018 Date released= August 17, 2017 Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has opened applications for its Fellowship program for typically PhD students, researchers and professors Application Deadline: 31st December 2017 Eligible Countries: FAO Member countries. To Be Taken At (Country): Multiple. FAO Regional, Sub-regional, Country Offices or Headquarters. About the Award: The […]

Nigeria Mycotoxin Conference holds in November

The Mycotoxin Conference in Nigeria will hold in November, 2017. A reliable source revealed that it will be hosted by the Federal Industrial Research Institute Oshodi FIIRO, Lagos. Meanwhile the LOC is working on the success, while the  theme for the conference  will soon be released. Recall that the last conference was held at Federal […]