Ban Arsenic Carcinogens in Australian Food Production
Let's get to
Complete your signature
By continuing you agree to receive Avaaz emails. Our
will protect your data and explains how it can be used. You can unsubscribe at any time. If you are under 13 years of age in the USA or under 16 in the rest of the world, please get consent from a parent or guardian before proceeding.
This petition has been created by Dr G. and may not represent the views of the Avaaz community.
More detailed information can be found by liking the FB information resource page https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/pages/Australians-Demand-Immediate-Ban-on-Arsenic-in-Food-Production/181987745296042
The Australian Government will kill further 1000s with cancer by "approving" carcinogenic Arsenic compounds in animal feed, directly affecting chicken, turkeys, eggs and pork and all products from the offal and waste.
Arsenic is a Class I carcinogen, i.e. there is no doubt that it causes cancer.
Use of the waste as fertilizer inevitably transfers the contamination to fruit, vegetables and grain. Arsenic contaminated rice is used in toddler food.
Arsenic contaminated food waste has even been fed to beef cattle in feed lots!
Incineration of Arsenic food waste pollutes entire communities.
Conservative Death Toll calculations can be found here: http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/wp-content/uploads/121/5/ehp.1206245.pdf
These carcinogens are beginning to be banned by individual States like Maryland in the US and the US Food and Drug Administration is being sued by concerned citizens for deliberately withholding evidence of harm.