Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 22nd, 2005
According to a recent review published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, "Fumonisins are Fusarium mycotoxins that occur in corn and corn-based foods. They are toxic to animals and at least one analogue, famonisin B-1, is carcinogenic to rodents.
"Their effect on human health is unclear, however, fumonisins are considered to be risk factors for cancer and possibly neural tube defects in some heavily exposed populations. It is therefore important to minimize exposures in these populations."
"Cleaning corn to remove...
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