Widespread starvation has become the norm in Africa. The world is not listening, they have become tolerant and callus towards this plight. Mothers have to see their children wilt in the drought, flies collecting on them, their burial is imminent. There isn’t anything they can do. The men have collected the grain, and the storage sheds are full, but the crops are contaminated with Aflatoxins.
Aflatoxins, known by the African people as mbuka, are a fungus that attacks grain crops or many plants. It is toxic to animals and humans. In fact, 4.5 billion people in developing countries are exposed to it every year. In a small village in Kenya’s Eastern Province, 123 people died from it in 2004. This is one too many people dying from a fungus that can easily be eradicated.
What causes this fungus to grow rampant and destroy these crops that millions of Africans depend upon for survival? It’s flooding, pure and simple. The global weather changes have increased rain amounts in Africa. The drought that plagued these people in decades past was enough to wipe out entire villages. Now, it’s the relentless flooding.
This carcinogenic fungal poisoning has been nearly eliminated in other parts of the world by cost-effective technologies. However, despite their affordability, those in Africa, particularly in Kenya, one of the most impoverished places in the world, can’t acquire these technologies due to financial constraints.
Now, research are trying to come up with fungus resistant maize lines. They are also trying to develop fungi that will gobble up the bad fungi that is poisoning so many Africans. First, though, they must identify the fungus that is dominating the crops and doing so much damage. This is easier said than done.
The environmental damage done to this planet is causing this debauchery. Without flooding, the Africans wouldn’t be having fungus growing proliferantly in such a dry climate. Researchers hope in about five weeks from the time of this report to have the fungi strains identified and an affordable solution to this environmental disaster. In the meantime, there are starving Africans everywhere wondering where there next meal will come from, as they bury the most vulnerable to starvation-the elderly and children. Because it is not affecting affluent countries, it seems to this author that no aid will come rushing to the blighted African countries. Something this devastating, in this author’s opinion, will only be noticed when more developed countries are affected by the fungal outbreak.
Thus far, this site is reporting that fungal poisonings are stunting children’s growth, causing widespread cancer, and weakening immune systems. All of this is occurring if very small amounts of the fungal poison are ingested. Collaborated with already established AIDS/HIV epidemics in this area, and there is long-term obliteration of entire African communities that is possible.
To learn more about this fungal outbreak, please watch this video.