Fungi are ubiquitous plant pathogens that are
major spoilage agents of foods and feedstuffs. The infection of plants by
various fungi not only results in reduction in crop yield and quality with
significant economic losses but also contamination of grains with poisonous
fungal secondary metabolites called mycotoxins. There
is an urgent need to address the food safety and International trade issues associated
with mycotoxin contamination in Nigerian consumer goods and agricultural p...
Food poisoning is a term applied to an acute intestinal
disease acquired by the consumption of food or drinks (e.g. juice, water,
wine). The toxic agents responsible for food poisoning include the following;
microorganisms that occur naturally in humans, animals and/or the environment,
naturally occurring toxins that occur in food naturally or produce toxins
inside the food through normal biological processes. Food poisoning
is often confused with food allergy and food adverse effects, ...
Street food vending
is a common feature of most cities and towns in developing countries, Aside
provision of ready-made instant meals at relatively inexpensive prices, teeming
urban dwellers are attached to street foods because of its gustatory attributes.
Street food vending makes up the significant proportion of informal sector of
the economy of most developing countries. Street foods contribute to a
significant number of food poisonings due to paucity of data deficiencies in
Aquaculture has been a growing activity for the last
20 years worldwide and this impressive development has been attended by some
practices potentially damaging to animal health. The bacterial infections are
considered the major cause of mortality in aquaculture. Among the common fish pathogens,
A. hydrophila and Y. ruckeri as gram-negative and S.
agalactiae, L. garvieae and E. faecalis as grampositive bacteria
cause infectious diseases.
syndrome (FAS) is a serious global problem due to emergence of alcohol abuse
among young pregnant women. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is the single largest
cause of mental retardation in the Western world. It is all the more tragic
given that FAS is the only congenital cause of mental retardation that is 100%
preventable. Fetal Alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a broad spectrum of completely
preventable intellectual and developmental deficits in individuals, resulting
Cardio Metabolic Syndrome (CMS), also known as
insulin resistance syndrome or metabolic syndrome X, is a combination of
metabolic disorders or risk factors that essentially includes a combination of
diabetes mellitus, systemic arterial hypertension, central obesity
and hyper-lipidemia. Common to these diseases of metabolism is the associated
development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Studies have
shown a strong link between CMS and increased prevalence of