Mycotoxins are naturally occurring toxins produced by molds in grains while in the field or during storage. Typically triggered by extreme weather conditions, these toxins can cause severe adverse effects on people and livestock who consume them. In fact, there is a possibility for mycotoxin contamination of agricultural commodities throughout the food system – from farm, production, distribution, transport, and storage – that may lead to huge economic losses caused by lower productivity and high costs of control measures throughout all levels of the supply chain.

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