/CORRECTED REPEAT*/AFRICA: Woman Researcher Tackles Aflatoxin Poisoning

Inter Press Service: Despite a bumper harvest of maize just a few months ago, many residents in the eastern part of Kenya are facing hunger and starvation. While granaries in the region may be full, the grain cannot be freely sold, let alone eaten. "It is said to be contaminated. Government experts have warned us that it has aflatoxins," said Judith Mwende from Mutomo village, in Kitui district east Kenya. Aflatoxins, locally known in the region as 'mbuka', have affected nearly all the residents of ......

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