Skip to comments.New Zealand fertilizer firms suspend sales of DCD after traces found in milk
Posted on 01/25/2013 4:41:37 AM PST by VAFreedom
A TOXIC substance has been found in New Zealand milk, in a potential blow to the nation's $NZ11.5 billion ($9.2 billion) dairy industry.
The country's two biggest fertiliser companies, Ravensdown and Ballance Agri-Nutrients, have suspended sales of a chemical treatment sold to farmers after low levels of dicyandiamide, or DCD, were found in dairy products.
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I have to read about DCD later on its effect.
Here’s the info on this stuff which appears to be about as non-toxic as water. Much ado about nothing.
This was the same problem with China. Dicyandiamide breaks down into melamine.
“Melamine is nitrogen-rich and is sometimes illegally added to food products to increase their apparent protein content. It has also been employed as a nonprotein nitrogen, appearing in soy meal, corn gluten meal and cottonseed meal used in cattle feed.
“Melamine is known to cause renal and urinary problems in humans and animals when it reacts with cyanuric acid inside the body, sometimes present in drinking water and in animal feed, so its use in food production is universally banned.”