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Organic meat products contaminated with carcinogenic herbicide

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7351.1416/d (Published 15 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1416
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    A storage depot in east Germany has been identified as the source of several hundred tonnes of organic animal feed contaminated with the herbicide nitrofen.

    Before the reunification of Germany in 1990, the depot, in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, was used for storing the herbicide. The depot had apparently not been properly cleaned when it was converted to store corn feed for animals on organic farms.

    Since the discovery by a baby food manufacturer of nitrofen …

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