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Neonicotinoid prawn cocktail, anyone?

22 March 2024

2:00 AM

22 March 2024

2:00 AM

Most Australians wouldn’t think twice about throwing a ‘shrimp on the barbie’ with their mates… This Aussie tradition is an iconic custom often used in homely backyards, picturesque riverside parks, and outdoor locations throughout the year.

However, how many Aussies sit around holding a glass of white wine or a beer mulling over whether or not their prawn cocktail or prawn satay skewer contains neonicotinoids?

To throw on the barbie, or not? That is the question…

Maxine Rowley’s damning report, Identifying pesticides in Hearnes Lake catchment waterways, published on November 23, 2022, contains alarming evidence that suggests neonicotinoids may have been found in local...

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