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Some molds that grow in food crops such as corn, wheat, rice, and seeds release a carcinogen called aflatoxin.
Now, researchers have shown that insects spur A. flavus to make aflatoxin, suggesting ways to keep it out of the world’s food supply.
All of this suggests that, when bugs are present, aflatoxin is, too, the team concludes.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 4.5 billion people in developing countries are exposed to aflatoxin, a fungal toxin that contaminates crops, every year.
Scientists think enzymes might one day be used to neutralize aflatoxin.
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