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  • MYCORED NORTH AMERICA 2012 @ Carleton University MYCORED NORTH AMERICA 2012 @ Carleton UniversityThe MycoRed International Conference will be held at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada from June 24 to June 28, 2012. David Miller of Carleton University and Art Schaafsma from the University of...
  • MycoRed South & Central America 2011 Conference MycoRed South & Central America 2011 Conference"Strategies to reduce the impact of mycotoxins in Latin America in a global context" Mendoza, Argentina November 15 to 18, 2011. The MycoRed-ISM 2011 Conference is organized by the ...
  • 2nd ISM-MycoRed Mediterranean Workshop 2nd ISM-MycoRed Mediterranean Workshop 14 October 2011 - Istanbul, Turkey The Workshop on "Mycotoxicological Risks in Mediterranean Countries: Economic Impact, Prevention, Management and Control" will be held in Istanbul...
  • MYTOX MYTOX 4th International Symposium Mycotoxins: Challenges and Perspectives Ghent – Belgium Tuesday May 24th 2011 Please register at www.mytox.be
  • Fusarium Laboratory Workshop Fusarium Laboratory Workshop June 19 -24, 2011 - Kansas State University- Manhattan, Kansas Organizer: John F. Leslie, Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University This workshop will be taught by eight...
  • MycoRed AFRICA 2011 Conference MycoRed AFRICA 2011 ConferenceThe MycoRed Africa 2011 Conference will bring together a range of international experts to discuss mycotoxicological issues in general and mycotoxin reduction measures in particular. The Conference...
  • INTERNATIONAL MYCOTOXIN CONFERENCE 2010 INTERNATIONAL MYCOTOXIN CONFERENCE 2010USM-ISM-MYCORED-CIMMYT Mycotoxin Conference 2010 will be organised by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and co-organised by International Society for Mycotoxicology (ISM), EU MycoRed Project, and...
  • MycoRed Workshop MycoRed Workshop We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in MycoRed international workshop under entitle "Mycotoxicological risks in Mediterranean countries: economic impact,...
  • 2010 ISM - MYCORED JOINT CONFERENCE 2010 ISM - MYCORED JOINT CONFERENCE1/4 Dec 2010 - Penang, Malaysia “Global Mycotoxin Reduction Strategies: Research Advances in Asia and the Pacific Rim” is the title of the international conference on Mycotoxin research...
  • 5TH ANNUAL WORKSHOP OF NIGERIA MYCOTOXIN AWARENESS AND STUDY NETWORK 2010 5TH ANNUAL WORKSHOP OF NIGERIA MYCOTOXIN AWARENESS AND STUDY NETWORK 2010The NMASN is organizing workshop on a Mycotoxin Management in Agriculture. The Nigeria Mycotoxin Awareness and Study Network (NMASN) is a body of scientists in the academia, industry, government...
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Huge quantities of food are wasted every year because they are invaded by toxic fungi or undesired fungal products. This is most likely to occur in hotter countries where food shortages may already be a problem.

Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by fungi that usually belong to the Aspergillus, Penicillium or Fusarium genera. They can be produced on a wide range of agricultural commodities and under a diverse range of agronomic and ecological conditions worldwide.

Mycotoxins have been estimated to affect a quarter of the world’s food crops, including many basic foodstuffs and animal feeds, as well as cash crops such as coffee having high economic value. Mycotoxins accumulation in foods and feeds represents a major threat to human and animal health as they are responsible for a variety of toxic effects including the induction of cancer, and digestive, blood and nerve defects.

Because of the scale of the problem, which also affects European crops, the European Commission has recently funded a number of research projects to investigate several aspects related to toxic fungi and mycotoxins in food crops. The MYCO-GLOBE Specific Support Action of the VI Framework Programme, begun in October 2004, has been set up to exchange results with other countries that have bilateral science and technology agreements with the EU, within the wider framework of a global information system on mycotoxins and toxigenic fungi. A consortium of international experts, acting as the MYCO-GLOBE steering committee, decided to found the “International Society for Mycotoxicology” in order to more effectively disseminate knowledge and skills on Toxigenic Fungi and Mycotoxins.

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