|The FDA has alerted the public in Manila, Philippines, of testing that has been done on street vendors peanut supply. It seems that fungus has impregnated many of the peanuts and a poison that is made by the fungus, called “aflatoxin B1,” can injure those eating the peanuts. Unscrupulous vendors, knowing that these peanuts are poisonous, are hiding the fact that their peanut products contain the fungal poison (mycotoxins).|
|The FDA is warning the public that these mycotoxins bind to vitamins, minerals and proteins and literally rob the body of nutrition. Referring to aflatoxin B1 as an “anti-nutritional” toxin, the article went on to implicate aflatoxin as causing stunted growth, kwashiokor’s disease (nutritional deficiency)….and, believe it or not……..cancer!
MY TAKE-I had no idea that our American FDA regulated Philippine products, but I’m glad they did in this case. Eating mycotoxins do, indeed, cause serious health problems, far beyond what is reported here. I’ve got to wonder why this information is so freely dispensed in The Philippines, yet so “invisible” to us Americans!