Climate change prompts rise in toxic corn fungus

January 18, 2023

Professor David HennessyProfessor David Hennessy was interviewed by The Alpena News for the story "Climate change prompts rise in toxic corn fungus," which focuses on a study by Hennessy et al. that finds 15 states will see rising levels of corn aflotoxin in the near future.

Hennessy said that part of the reason for writing the paper was to alert corn growers in the Midwest that this problem may be headed for them. He also noted that if livestock eat the contaminated corn, farm production will decrease and less animal products will be available for consumption.

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