Australian Cadmium Minimisation Strategy
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The key elements of the National Cadmium Minimisation Strategy are:
  • development of Best Management Practices for the production and processing of agricultural produce for those industries and/or areas which have an existing or potential problem with cadmium levels in their produce.
  • development of a Code of Practice by the fertiliser industry to target low cadmium fertiliser to those areas/industries which have an existing or potential cadmium problem.
  • continued commitment by all states to reduce the regulated maximum level of cadmium (Cd) in phosphatic fertilisers to a practical and safe minimum.
  • all states to consider the labelling of fertilisers and soil ameliorants, to alert growers to their cadmium content.

7 May, 2010
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