Clearly as we move through the 21st century, the prospects for food production, storage, transportation, and processing will change by the same forces that are impacting on all other facets of economy. The benefits of R&D in fungal biotechnology for enhanced food production; security and safety will benefit everyone. The support for fostering a research environment conducive to the above goal must therefore be responsibilities for everyone whether in the public or private sector. Fungal biotechnology can ensure harnessing of the potential of fungi while ensuring our foods are free from fungal pathogens, mycotoxins, mold allergens, and other problems of quality loss during storage. Fungal biotechnology has the potential of being a primary driver of world food production and its quality.
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