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Aflatoxin - fighting an invisible killer

Fighting fungus with fungus
  • Poison producer
  • Danger in field and store
  • Afflicting health and trade
  • Post-harvest protection
  • Technical solution
  • Fighting fungus with fungus
  • Heading for the field
  • Spreading safety
  • Measuring the impact
  • Scaling up and out

Fighting fungus with fungus

Heat-killed sorghum grains are coated in spores from safe, non-toxic strains of the Aspergillus fungus. These are scattered on the field, where they compete with their toxic cousins, effectively displacing them and protecting the crop.

picture credit: © IITA



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