Outside of agricultural and scientific circles, few people would hear the word “mycotoxin” and fully understand the reference. But they probably should. This menace just might be one of the biggest threats to our global food supply.
Although mycotoxins are garnering more attention today, not long ago they were severely understudied. As a senior at Seoul National University in 1985, Jae-Hyuk Yu MS’91, PhD’95 stumbled on mycotoxins in a microbiology class. But at the time no one in the microbiology department was investigating these fungal toxins, so he had to borrow books from a colleague in plant pathology […]