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Toxins a threat to food security

The cassava crop, a staple food of Southeast Africa, is now considered unsafe for human consumption.

The research led by Monash University in conjunction with AusAid, tested for cyanide levels in cassava sourced from different locations in rural Mozambique.

The study finds that environmental conditions can increase the potency of the toxin. This finding will have a significant impact on food security in Africa and parts of Asia.

Read more at Monash University