Black Bread Disease ? What is this? #general
"David Sencer" <email@example.com> wrote in message
Ergot poisoning.This suggests that it was the source of the Salem Witch Trials.
COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Ergot is a fungus that attacks grains, particularly rye. It produces at
toxin, a mycotoxin which can cause itching, diarrhea, gangrene,
convulsions and hysteria. It has been postulated that it was one of
plagues in Exodus. The last outbreak was in the 1920's in Russia. The
use of herbicides in farming has eliminated it as a major problem.
David Sencer, MD
Nick wrote on 06 okt 2005 in soc.genealogy.jewish:
"Howie Axelrod" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in messageMolds On Food: Are They Dangerous?
Tempeh [témpé kedelé] is soybeam fermented by white Rhizopus mold
Zygomycota - Zygomycetes - black bread molds, about 1,060 species
They cause soft fruit rot and black bread mold. Zygospores are dispersed
through the air and can remain dormant until conditions will allow them
to grow. Once they are able to grow they will then undergo meiosis and
germinate into structures, and may reproduce asexually.
Picture of a black bread mold growing on a piece of stale bread:
I would prefer matzot.
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Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
The referenced web site is a trying to sell you a product and contains a
misleading mixture of valid observations and radical misstatements about the
hazards of molds. There is, however, no mention of "Black Bread Mold" only
a misleading mention of "Black Mold" which is quite a different thing.
My Grandfathe >from Russia / Polandr is alleged to have died from
"Black Bread Disease". It is apparently a Europeon term. Anyone have
any idea as to what this is?
I am not a physician and I have not heard of the disease and there is no
reference to such on Google (which I assume that you had already checked).
But I have found this reference to "Black bread mould" (mold, US).