02.Bad chemistry campaign
Chemicals need firmer controls
CHOICE found strawberries contaminated with pesticide residues. We found some chemicals in higher concentrations than legally allowed and some that just shouldn’t be there at all.
Australia and Europe - two different stories
You can buy household pesticide products in Australia that use active ingredients that are no longer registered for use in the European Union.
The broad-spectrum insecticide maldison (also called malathion) has been under official review since 2003 because of concerns about its toxicity. Six years later, there’s no sign of the review being finalised.