It is not chips or rolex that I am writing about. It is rather maize flour, your favorite ground nut paste and off-the-shelf baby foods that are increasingly conquering our food menus in Uganda.

As David Okello, a researcher with the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) and Peanut and Mycotoxin Innovation Lab (PMIL), discovered along with colleagues in a 2010 study titled: “Management of Aflatoxins in Groundnuts,” majority of farmers, traders and consumers in Uganda are not aware of the aflatoxin contamination of food and feed and their implications on commerce, human and livestock health.

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