In Africa’s growing cities, demand for more diverse and nutritious food is expected to triple within the next 20 years. Yet in Africa’s rural areas, farmers can barely produce enough food to feed themselves.
The National Pork Producers Council submitted comments recently as part of the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (USITC) investigation of U.S. trade with sub-Saharan Africa, according to a report from NPPC.
Hot and dry cornfield conditions are breeding grounds for dangerous aspergillus ear and kernel mold that produces aflatoxins. This toxin is a carcinogen, can harm livestock and can lead to rejection at the elevator.