HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 20, 2006

Here is the latest American Chemical Society (ACS) News Service Weekly press package (PressPac) with reports selected from 35 major peer-reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering News.


In This Edition:

  • High aflatoxin levels in wild bird feed

  • Toward pinpointing the location of bacterial infections

  • New sensor simplifies efforts to safeguard drinking water from cyanide

  • Easing concerns about the toxicity of diamond nanoparticles

  • Headaches form over a possible new form of aspirin

  • Journalists' Resources:

  • ACS Evergreens -- Holiday Story Ideas and Podcasts

  • Mark Your Calendars: Chemistry's expanding role in cancer research


ARTICLE #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

High aflatoxin levels in wild bird feed
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Wild birdseed contained higher levels of aflatoxins and other mycotoxins than any other kind of pet food analyzed in studies done around the world, a new review of those studies reports in an article scheduled for the Dec. 27 issue of ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Trevor K. Smith and colleagues at the University of Guelph in Ontario point out that mycotoxins are harmful compounds produced by fungi that can grow in cereal grains and nuts used in many pet foods. The compounds are carcinogenic and have other ill effects when consumed at sufficient doses.

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its counterpart in Canada have a legal limit of 20 micrograms per kilogram for aflatoxin in pet food. "Wild bird feed was found to be the most contaminated among different types of pet foods in several surveys, possibly due to the use of corn, nuts, and seeds as significant ingredients," the researchers said. "Up to one-fourth of the wild bird feed samples were contaminated with more than 100 micrograms
'"/>

Contact: Michael Woods
m_woods@acs.org
202-872-4400
American Chemical Society
1-Jan-2007


Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Related biology news :

1. ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- May 23, 2007
2. ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- May 16, 2007
3. ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- May 9, 2007
4. ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- May 2, 2007
5. ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- April 25, 2007
6. ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- April 18, 2007
7. ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- April 11, 2007
8. ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March 28, 2007
9. ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March 21, 2007
10. ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March. 14, 2007
11. ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 21, 2007

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/16/2019)... ... June 14, 2019 , ... Emtec, Inc.®, ... deliver a joint presentation with Versiti’s CIO at the Healthcare Industry User ... Shingle Creek Resort. , Versiti Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Lynne Briggs, ...
(Date:6/13/2019)... ... 13, 2019 , ... KICVentures announced today its plans to host ... Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference in Chicago on Thursday, June 13th at 6:30 pm. The ... IL in the 3rd floor Ticino Hospitality room in space #74T. , The event ...
(Date:6/11/2019)... ... June 12, 2019 , ... With a rapidly growing customer ... the Geneious Biologics platform as a premium hub for bioinformatics and computer programming ... “The Geneious team has done an excellent job accommodating our specific data, resulting ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/22/2019)... ... May 22, 2019 , ... Artemis (formerly Agrilyst), ... million Series A funding round co-led by Astanor Ventures and Talis ... Fund and iSelect Fund . The company has raised $11.75m to date ...
(Date:5/14/2019)... ... May 13, 2019 , ... Leak Detection ... for the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device and Food Packaging Industries’ is excited to ... aims to improve LDA’s ability to communicate directly with the marketplace; serving as ...
(Date:5/4/2019)... ... May 03, 2019 , ... More than three thousand people ... the scientist and ufologist Urandir Fernandes de Oliveira, last Thursday (25), during the ... of some research carried out by the association, in partnership with scientists from ...
(Date:5/2/2019)... ... ... Stay on top of current hot topics through free webinars presented by ... is free, so be sure to register today to save your place! Participate in ... see our upcoming webinars: , CLINICAL TRIALS , May 7 – Oncology Clinical Trials ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: