March 28, 2017 | Iowa State University Extension & Outreach
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Iowa Grain Quality Initiative Begins Life-Saving Research in Rwanda

Little research has been undertaken on this issue in that countryLittle research has been undertaken on this issue in that country

Iowa Grain Quality Initiative Begins Life-Saving Research in Rwanda

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Iowa Grain Quality Initiative (IGQI) is embarking on a project in Rwanda assessing the impact of mycotoxins — toxic chemicals produced by fungi found in food crops.

The program will sample and test animal feed grains in Rwanda and is slated to begin mid-March. Little research has been undertaken on this issue in Rwanda, and the hope is to gain knowledge needed to apply solutions in the future.

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