Irineo Torres-Pacheco

Autonomous University of QueretaroMexico

Irineo Torres-Pacheco is an Agronomist Engineer from Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo. He has a Master's Degree in Plant Biology and PhD in Plant Biotechnology from Department of Genetic Engineering, CINVESTAV, Mexico. He was a researcher for 28 years at the Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agrícolas y Pecuarias of Mexico, where he was also the National Coordinator for Vegetable and Biotechnology Research and Director of the Research Center of the Mexico Central Region. Member of the Advisory Council of the Interministerial Commission on Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms in Mexico and member of the Health and Nutrition Expert Advisory Committee Pulse Canada. He has published in international indexed journals, over 50 articles. Currently, he is a member of the Biotechnology Committee of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and a researcher professor at School of Engineering, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro and invited advisor profesor at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

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This book is divided into three sections. The section called Aflatoxin Contamination discusses the importance that this subject has for a country like the case of China and mentions examples that illustrate the ubiquity of aflatoxins in various commodities The section Measurement and Analysis, describes the concept of measurement and analysis of aflatoxins from a historical prespective, the legal, and the state of the art in methodologies and techniques. Finally the section entitled Approaches for Prevention and Control of Aflatoxins on Crops and on Different Foods, describes actions to prevent and mitigate the genotoxic effect of one of the most conspicuous aflatoxins, AFB1. In turn, it points out interventions to reduce identified aflatoxin-induced illness at agricultural, dietary and strategies that can control aflatoxin. Besides the preventive management, several approaches have been employed, including physical, chemical biological treatments and solvent extraction to detoxify AF in contaminated feeds and feedstuffs.

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