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Cornell University

Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Author: Rukshan Mehta

Spatiotemporal Assessment of Post-Harvest Mycotoxin Contamination in Rural North Indian Food Systems

Abstract The spatiotemporal trends in aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), fumonisin B1 (FB1), and deoxynivalenol (DON) accumulation were analyzed in a range of food commodities (maize, groundnut, pearl millet, rice, and wheat) in village settings in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, India. Samples (n = 1549) were collected across six communities and six time points spanning...