• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • jordan barton
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Leigh Tate
  • paul wheaton
stewards:
  • r ranson
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Greg Martin
master gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • John F Dean
  • Jay Angler
gardeners:
  • Nancy Reading
  • Mike Barkley
  • Christopher Shepherd

mycotoxins, whats the risk

 
Posts: 27
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
whats the story with mycotoxins and risk to health in a gardening sense. Does anyone know? Does a rust on a plant consumed giving you a dose of a carcinogen?
 
Posts: 313
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Generally not. You need to watch out for toxic molds that may be in your house or "off" compost (black molds are usually not a good sign, avoid breathing, can lead to aspergillosis). Rust on plants doesn't hurt people (as far as I know). Ergot on rye and some other species of related grasses can be a health hazard to people or animals grazing/eating contaminated seeds or hay.
 
Posts: 168
Location: SoCal, USDA Zone 10b
3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Here's a site that has several links to info on mycotoxins: http://texasgrassfedbeef.com/science_underscores_grassfed_meats.htm
Alt-F and search for myco and you'll find the links. Bottom line is they're a big problem with big-ag grain products. But I don't eat many grains or feed them to my critters, so I'm not too concerned.
 
Of course, I found a very beautiful couch. Definitely. And this tiny ad:
The Infusinator - New Kickstarter Campaign!
https://permies.com/t/170288/Infusinator-Kickstarter-Campaign
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic