Dioxin found in German eggs

GERMANY - Germany has called for higher environmental standards on farms after free-range eggs were found to contain the cancer causing chemical dioxin. Eggs with high dioxin levels were found in several German states because hens were allowed to roam on land contaminated with the chemicals. The German Agriculture Minister Renate Kuenast has called for tighter controls on free range eggs. "We must have a firmer environmental policy," she told the Berliner Zeitung.
calendar icon 18 January 2005
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