Aflatoxin is an incredibly powerful poisonous chemical produced by certain mold fungi (A. flavus and A. parasiticus). It resides in our soil and dead decaying organic matter. It is harmful or even deadly at very low concentrations that are measured in parts per billion (ppb). In terms of numbers, that is a bit like looking for a busload of escaped convicts in a crowd containing the entire population of Africa.

Aflatoxin is like a secret agent, expert at passing unnoticed but dangerous and licensed to kill. Aflatoxin does not stand out – so buying maize, groundnut and sorghum that look and smell good will not help much – but what we can do is send in the good guys to keep the toxin out, which is where Aflasafe comes in.