MyToolBox continues on good track after one year of project development

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MyToolBox project consortium celebrated the Year 1 Project Steering Commitee meeting, beginning of March, in IRIS facilities (Castelldefels, Barcelona). During 2 days  35 attendees representing the majority of MyToolBox project partners, including our Chinese partners from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences: Prof. Liu Yang, Prof Jinquan Wang and Dr. Peilong Yang and Hans van Edmond from the MyToolBox Advisory Committee discussed the work progress to date and planned year 2.

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Overall project is in good track and ready to face a new year of development.

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MyToolBox (https://www.mytoolbox.eu/) – “Safe Food and Feed through an Integrated ToolBox for Mycotoxin Management” is a project which goes beyond the field-to-fork approach to reduce moulds and mycotoxins in the food and feed chains. A leading scientific endeavor linking European experts with their Chinese counterparts and reaching out to the rest of the World. MyToolBox Project has the potential to save tens of millions of Euros per annum in reduced crop losses, as well as achieve reductions in dietary exposure to mycotoxins, which is immeasurable in terms of benefits to human health.

In MyToolBox project, IRIS is involved, from one side, in the development of real time silo monitoring systems for stored grain. It is expected that a prototype of such system will be installed at pilot facilities during summer 2017. And, from other side, in the design&building of the web-based MyToolBox e-platform, which will be an interactive tool that facilititates decision-making regarding mycotoxing management along the food&feed chain. It is expected that an alpha version of this platform will be available by the end of 2017.
Carlota Feliu
Marketing Department

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