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Ban Arsenic Carcinogens in Australian Food Production

Ban Arsenic Carcinogens in Australian Food Production

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This petition has been created by Dr G. and may not represent the views of the Avaaz community.
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Australian Government, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
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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.

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