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Monday, 11 May 1987
Page: 2904

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens respectfully showeth that your petitioners are gravely concerned about food irradiation. We ask you to use your power to prevent food irradiation from being performed in Australia. Food irradiation is dangerous because:

Irradiation destroys the inherent values of foods and thus destroys human life. Specifically irradiation destroys proteins, amino acids, fats, lipids, carbohydrates, RNA and DNA (the building blocks of life), enzymes and vitamins.

Irradiation creates toxic residues in the human body.

Irradiation uses nuclear waste. That nuclear waste would be transported on public highways.

Please support the health of all Australians by helping stop irradiation now.

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