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Tuesday, 31 March 1987
Page: 1766

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled.

The petition of the undersigned respectfully showeth that there is widespread concern by farmers and consumers about the proposal to irradiate food in Australia. Your petitioners most humbly pray that the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled, should:

(1) Block the introduction of food irradiation into Australia;

(2) Ban the import of Cobalt-60 and Cesium-137 and Cesium-134 to be used to irradiate food products,

(3) Ban the import of all machinery used for food irradiation. (Electron beam, X-ray etc.)

(4) Ban the importation and sale of irradiated food in Australia

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

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