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Wednesday, 23 October 2002
Page: 5659

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate assembled in Parliament:

The petition of the undersigned shows:

The residents of Australia are opposed to food irradiation and the building of the nuclear irradiation facility proposed for Narangba, in Queensland, as well as the Electron beam irradiation facility proposed for North Queensland.

Your petitioners request the Senate should

· Prohibit the establishment of a nuclear irradiation facility or X-Ray or Electron beam irradiation facility at any location in Australia.

· Ban the import, export and sale of irradiated food in Australia.

· Call on the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Council (ANZFSC) and the Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) to amend Standards A-17 and 1.5.3—Irradiation of Foods in the Food Standards Code to ban food irradiation outright in Australia and New Zealand.

by Senator Brown (from 3,886 citizens).