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The US should support EU policy to limit cadmium levels in fertilizer
Cadmium is a heavy metal with neurotoxic effects. Reducing cadmium levels in food would benefit public health in the EU and importers of EU produce.
Britain's National Farmers' Union argues a limit of 80mg/kg is enough to reduce the adverse health effects of cadmium exposure without affecting European markets
Millions of dollars have already been spent developing "decadmiation" techniques, but is still not usable on a large scale.
There is no scientific evidence that should lead policy makers to believe a 20mg/kg limit is necessary