Sunflower Seeds Traced as Source of Carcinogen
Wochit Headline News - Friday, 21 April 2017
A study from Michigan State University showed that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin produced by molds that pose a health risk. Researchers found a toxin known as aflatoxin, which commonly affect corn, peanuts, pistachios and almonds, in sunflower seeds. Gale Strasburg, a nutrition professor at MSU, said in a press release that in Tanzania, where sunflower seeds are a staple, local officials must prevent the contamination of more sunflowers in order to enhance food safety.