Dioxin scandal triggers food debate in Germany

Kupferschmidt, Kai
March 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/8/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 4, pE221
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the higher concentrations of the toxic chemical dioxin found in eggs, which has driven a nationwide debate on food safety in Germany. It states that the routine testing of eggs showed excessive amounts of dioxin to those allowed by the European Union law, which is caused by contaminated animal feed that was distributed to farms. It says that the television debates on the industrialization of food production has emerged while polls indicate the reduce consumption of meat.


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