Updated May 24, 2019

Using locally sourced probiotic food to reduce levels of potent environmental toxins.

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University of Western Ontario researchers have developed novel yogurts containing a bacteria that sequesters certain toxins and heavy metals and degrades some pesticides in the stomach.
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Between 2006-2009 in Nairobi, only 17% of the total maize sampled and 5% of feed was fit for human and animal consumption, respectively. University of Western Ontario resear...
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University of Western Ontario researchers have developed novel yogurts containing a bacteria that sequesters certain toxins and heavy metals and degrades some pesticides in the stomach.
How does your innovation work?
Between 2006-2009 in Nairobi, only 17% of the total maize sampled and 5% of feed was fit for human and animal consumption, respectively. University of Western Ontario researchers have developed novel yogurts containing a bacteria that, in the stomach, sequesters certain toxins and heavy metals and degrades some pesticides. When these bacteria are added to locally produced foods, they can reduce morbidity associated with these toxins.
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Agriculture, Health, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 MoreSEE ALL

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Malawi, Zambia, Uganda and 5 MoreSEE ALL

Malawi, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Rwanda, Kenya and SomaliaSEE LESS

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Oct 2013
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Kenya
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Zambia
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Malawi
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Somalia