• Short Summary

    SWEDEN IS NOW MAKING TESTS ON ALL IMPORTED EGGS BEFORE PUTTING THEM ONTO THE MARKET.THIS?

  • Description

    SWEDEN IS NOW MAKING TESTS ON ALL IMPORTED EGGS BEFORE PUTTING THEM ONTO THE MARKET.THIS IS TO DETECT TRACES OF MERCURY OR OTHER SUBSTANCES THAT MIGHT HAVE ENTERED THE EGG THROUGH THE HEN EATING INSECTICIDES OR CHEMICALLY POLLUTED MATERIAL.

    THIS IS ONE OF A NUMBER OF PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES BEING TAKEN IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD TO PROTECT HUMAN BEINGS FROM HARMFUL EFFECTS OF INDUSTRIALISATION THAT COULD COME THROUGH FOOD. THE DANGER OF CHEMICALS AND INSECTICIDES WAS RECENTLY PUBLICISED IN AN AMERICAN BOOK "THE SILENT SPRINT" BY RACHEL CARSON, WHOSE CHIEF CONCERN WAS THE CHARM TO ANIMALS. HOWEVER, DISCUSSION ARISING FROM THIS BOOK HAS LED TO CONCERN FOR HUMAN HEALTH AS A RESULT OF EATING FOOD FROM AN ANIMAL SOURCE."
    FILM SHOWS TESTS BEING CARRIED OUT IN SWEDEN ON A SHIPMENT OF EGGS FROM AUSTRIA. FARMERS THROUGHOUT SWEDEN ARE NOW ASKING THE GOVERNMENT-SUPPORTED LABORATORY TO CHECK MANY OF THEIR OWN CONSIGNMENTS TO EGGS BEFORE PUTTING THEM ON THE MARKET.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6403WNEDB3UYFUZC8H73VC0JQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6403WNEDB3UYFUZC8H73VC0JQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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