The recent arrival of white corn from Mexico to South Africa developed mold in transit, due to the longer travel time. Shipping carriers chose to pass through the icy waters of Antarctica rather than pass through the Panama Canal, which would have lowered the transportation time.
It has been determined that the lower temperatures played a critical role in the mold growth, as the corn was loaded in humid climate conditions and the sudden change from hot to cold caused the grain to experience moisture contamination.
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