CURRENT INNOVATIONS ON FOOD SAFETY- SAVING LIVES, REDUCING ILL-HEALTH, INCREASING INCOMES
Unsafe foods cause around 600 million people – or almost 10% of the world’s population – to fall ill each year, according to a 2015 WHO report. Of these, 420,000 will die, with developing countries the hardest hit. Food can be made unsafe in many ways: through bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella, viruses such as Norovirus, pesticide residues, or natural toxins such as cyanide in cassava or aflatoxins in staple crops like maize and groundnuts.
But there are remarkable innovations already being developed and operated to tackle food safety. Find out in these reports – apart from reducing ill-health - saving the lives of people who consume what you produce, process or deliver, getting to know these innovations and tapping into the knowledge /opportunities will increase your incomes and country’s image: Read full details on these three links: http://spore.cta.int/en/dossiers/article/overcoming-the-burden-of-foodborne-disease.html