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Reducing Aflatoxins In Groundnuts Could Lead To Higher Profits

Written by Victor Dela Casa, Sustainability Development Officer of GrainPro

 

Preliminary results of a new study from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Peanut and Mycotoxin Innovation Lab reveals that better drying and hermetic storage can reduce aflatoxin growth on groundnuts, making the legume safer for human consumption.

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How to Prevent Rice Weevils in Commodities

Insect infestations in stored agricultural commodities can bring irreparable damage, resulting to billions of dollars in post-harvest losses every year. Globally, insects plague farms and warehouses, creating problems and difficulties for farmers and traders alike. One such insect is the rice weevil.

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Blending hermetic technology and CO2

In protecting agricultural commodities against infestation, fumigation has been a traditional practice for farmers, traders, and processors. Insect infestation can cause millions of dollars worth of crops to be damaged every year during post-harvest handling. Adding to that the food loss during harvest season results to devastating effects on the global population as well as a huge waste of resources..

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