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2012 corn crop still needs to be monitored for mycotoxins


2012 corn crop still needs to be monitored for mycotoxins
Four of the nation’s top corn-producing states were given permission last year to blend corn at levels exceeding the U. S. Food and Drug Administration aflatoxin action level.


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July 10, 2013
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The 2012 corn crop delivered many of the problems that were foreseen throughout last year’s growing season. Decreased yields, variable quality and mycotoxins have affected livestock production throughout North America. However, this crop may still be causing trouble as we dig deeper into the storage bins, according to a June Alltech press release. . . .

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Tired of Labels  
Adkins  
July 11, 2013 5:31pm
 
Aflatoxin has a propensity to store in fatty tissue, which includes the brain. It can and does cross the blood brain barrier. Once there it will wreak havoc on brain function and may be a cause of neurological disorders. But ... More ›

 
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Adkins  
July 11, 2013 5:26pm
 
The idiocy of the USDA is beyond comprehension. To allow aflatoxin to be mixed with good, clean grains is a catastrophe in the making. Aflatoxin is a deadly neurotoxin. It should NOT and MUST not be allowed to enter the food ... More ›

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