The Georgia Farm Monitor tells the story of the Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab, including interviews with Director Dave Hoisington and Assistant Director Jamie Rhoads. Shot in Athens, Tifton and partner countries around the world, the story was produced in 2014.
The Peanut Innovation Lab works with partners in Africa and the U.S. to make variety development and small-scale mechanization a reality. (Published May 2019)
The Peanut Innovation Lab develops technology to detect mycotoxins in food and human blood., making it easier to find the source of contamination that can stunt, or even kill, children. (Published September 2018)
PMIL Director Dave Hoisington describes the work of the peanut program at the Innovation Lab Council meeting in Katamandu, Nepal in March 2014. A highly nutritious and economical source of protein, peanuts are grown throughout the world, predominantly by women.
The tablet-based aflatoxin test developed by Mobile Assay allows people throughout the world to test for contamination without a laboratory or expensive equipment. Engineer Jock Brandis explains how the test works and how it can be a game-changer for food safety in some places. (Video courtesy of the Full Belly Project)
This instructional video demonstrates step by step how to correctly use the Mobile Assay tablet reader to find the level of contamination in groundnuts.
In 2012, ICRISAT, with funding from the Peanut Collaborative Research and Support Program, created this video documenting why and how east African farmers are battling aflatoxin contamination.
Researchers explain the method and goals of field studies in northern Ghana to help farmers grow high-quality groundnuts with little or no aflatoxin contamination.