Published in Cancer Weekly, September 26th, 2000
Recently, plant health scientists gathered in New Orleans, Louisiana, for their annual meeting, presented and discussed the latest advancements in controlling the fungi that produce aflatoxins (toxic chemicals that are known to cause cancer in animals).
One of the most promising developments reported at the meeting was the identification of genetic resistance to the production of aflatoxins in more than five major crops. According to Donald White, plant pathologist at the University of Illinois-Urbana and a presenter at the meeting, "Commercially...
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