MyToolBox - NEWSLETTER N°2 | July 2017
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The MyToolBox Project - "Safe Food and Feed through an Integrated ToolBox for Mycotoxin Management"- which receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, is a project which goes beyond the field-to-fork approach to reduce moulds and mycotoxins in the food and feed chains.  

Below, find our latest news about MyToolBox.
MyToolBox presence at Cereals 2017
Cereals 2017, which is a major agricultural show held annually in the UK, provided a unique opportunity for two of the MyToolBox work package leaders to have face-to-face interactions with UK farmers. Harper Adams University, as a project partner, kindly incorporated a MyToolBox banner outside its tented display area, and with a key position along a main thoroughfare the ‘REDUCE MYCOTOXINS, INCREASE PROFITS’ roll-up caught the eye of some of the 25,000 predominantly farmer participants during the 2-days event on June 14/15th 2017. Read more.
Position paper on feed additives for mycotoxin detoxification has been published
This article provides an overview of the different types of additives intended for use in animal feed for mycotoxin detoxification, and explains how the EU requires risk assessment by EFSA to demonstrate safety and efficacy. Full article.
MyToolBox partners meet with officials on standard setting in China for mycotoxin detoxification additives
A hugely successful MyToolBox meeting took place on March 28th 2017 in Beijing between officials from the Ministry of Agriculture (MOU) in China, the European Commission and partners from MyToolBox to discuss approaches to standard setting for mycotoxin detoxification additives. Read more.
MyToolBox well represented at the Gordon Research Seminar and Gordon Research Conference at Stonehill College, Easton, Massachusetts, USA in June, 2017
A poster on the overall MyToolBox project was presented. In addition Dr. Esther Garcia-Cela and colleagues from Cranfield University presented a poster entitled “Modelling Fusarium graminearum growth and zearalenone (ZON) production boundary conditions, respiration and dry matter losses for development of a post-harvest Decision Support System in stored cereals”. Read more.
Field trails in Serbia
After measuring the fields in spring this year, Agrocentrum, led by Helena Stanko, sowed maize on a total of 3.5 ha in Bečej, Serbia on April 28, 2017. It is developing well, only a few weed sprays and two insect sprays were necessary due to an attack of maize leaf weevil - Tanymecus dilaticollis. Read more.
Follow MyToolBox on Twitter and Facebook!

To better keep in touch with our partners and stakeholders, MyToolBox is now also present on twitter and facebook. We will continuously use these channels to inform about project’s activities and updates, but also to share news from our partners. Let’s mobilise the wealth of knowledge that exists from the mycotoxin research in Europe and internationally!
MyToolBox Upcoming Events

Please find an agenda of relevant events in Europe and internationally, where MyToolBox will be present. Event overwiew.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 678012.
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