IUFoST Mycotoxin Management Pre-Congress Meeting
Mycotoxin Management Network for Food Security and Safety (M2Net)
August 4th, 2012 BRAZIL
Dr. Walter Spiess- IUFoST Food Security Task Force
Dr. Manjeet Chinnan & Dr. Anna V.A. Resurreccion - University of Georgia-Global Peanut Product Processing and Marketing Team (UGA.GP3MT)
IUFoST Food Security Task Force
University of Georgia-Global Peanut Product Processing and Marketing Team (UGA.GP3MT)
Peanut Collaborative Research Support Program (PCRSP)
Scientists from IUFoST held a 1-day pre-conference meeting to discuss the current issues in mycotoxin management. The primary goal of the meeting was to create a network for partners working on and or interested in this important topic in food security around the world.
Globally communities are under severe food crisis. Developing countries are struggling to simultaneously increase production and meet international quality standards for food safety. When food is scarce, all food is consumed albeit of poor or unsafe quality. Mycotoxins affect many of the staple food crops; when present these toxins can lead to severe health problems like stunting, cancer, and immune suppression. These toxins can persist along the entire food value chain.
IUFoST is leading the way in bringing together scientists to discuss, analyze and create approaches tools and methods for the management of Mycotoxins. Food scientists can play a crucial role in creating safe food, reducing costs, and increasing food security.