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Drought conditions contributed to high levels of mycotoxins in grains

Widespread drought throughout Europe during the 2022 growing season has directly impacted the presence of moulds and mycotoxins in new crop grains and forages.

WHO says climate change could have ‘considerable’ food safety impact
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WHO says climate change could have ‘considerable’ food safety impact

Climate change is likely to have considerable impact on food safety, placing public health at risk, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In
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Mold concerns rise with the sea level

A day after Hurricane Sandy hit, Nancy Arnold waded down her basement stairs and saw five feet of storm surge partially submerging her furnace and hot water heater.

Crop stress leads to toxic corn: What can be done?

Climate change and extreme weather events stress crops out – enough to make them toxic for human and animal consumption. But scientists see challenge as opportunity to find more efficient ways to grow food.

Crops respond to the stress of warming temperatures in much the same way that humans respond to traffic or job interviews, according to a new United Nations Environment Program report.

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Crops are becoming toxic to withstand extreme weather conditions.
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Crops are becoming toxic to withstand extreme weather conditions.

When plants adapt to the harsh environment, they accumulate toxins to dangerous levels that can kill livestock and can cause cancer and other serious illnesses in humans according to a report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

What kind of crops are we importing if they are coming in from places that are prone to drought and intense rainfall?

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Climate change is making food more toxic.

Mycotoxins mostly affect people living in the tropics, where warmer weather allows for fungal growth. They haven’t posed a major problem in the cooler latitudes of the northern grain belt. But if you are reading this you’ve probably already guessed: Climate change could change that.

Coming soon to a cereal bowl near you: Mycotoxins!

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