PD Online: Bt maize promises an end to aflatoxin menace

Kenya’s recent ban on maize imports from her two East African neighbors due to high levels of mycotoxins has jolted the national consciousness towards the recurrent danger of toxins in food, while underscoring the need for adoption of safer food production and...

The Challenges of Influencing Consumer Behavior to Improve Food Safety

In Kenya, levels of exposure to aflatoxin—a contaminant produced by a fungus found on maize and other crops—are among the highest in the world, owing to high maize consumption and agroecological conditions in parts of the country. While a limited amount of aflatoxin...