What is aflatoxin?
Aflatoxin is an invisible, major threat to health and food supplies. 500 million are at risk of chronic exposure to aflatoxins, mainly in the poorest regions worldwide.
It is estimated to cause up to 155,000 cases of liver cancer every year and contribute to stunting the growth of millions of children. Bühler helps fight this problem.
Key facts about aflatoxin
The health of 500 million people worldwide is at risk.
Aflatoxin causes up to 155,000 cases of liver cancer.
It contributes to stunting the growth of millions of children.
The LumoVision solution
With LumoVision, Bühler has developed a breakthrough in sorting technology to identify and remove cancer-causing, aflatoxin-infected grains.
Empowered by Microsoft cloud technology, LumoVision minimizes toxic contamination in maize and improves yield. It does this more accurately and at greater speed than any previous solution. Developed in partnership with Microsoft, the launch of LumoVision™ is a significant advance for the maize processing industry in its fight against fungal molds that produce mycotoxins, the most poisonous of which is aflatoxin.
A process that saves lives and improves livelihoods
Good agricultural practices help prevent aflatoxin. This includes using the right seeds, proper crop rotation and pest management, and good irrigation.
Good post-harvest processing helps prevent aflatoxin. This includes properly drying and storing crops, and also protecting them from pests.
Eliminating contaminated grains by cleaning with classifiers, aspiration, and optical sorting can help prevent aflatoxin from reaching the food chain.
LumoVision optical sorters reduce aflatoxin contamination in maize. Yield loss with this system is less than 5% compared to 7-25% with conventional sorters.
A cloud-based solution enables real-time risk analysis for precision processing to maximize productivity and deliver an unprecedented level of accuracy.
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LumoVision in the media:
"A Remarkable New Technology That Will Diminish A Global Cancer Threat"
"New Bühler machine uses the cloud to find the needle in the haystack - or the poisonous kernel in a truckload of corn"
"Bühler LumoVision: Saving lives and improving livelihoods with revolutionary data-driven grain sorting technology"