Broadacre farmers in Western Australia's grain growing regions invest millions of dollars in machinery, which can now be plagued by software problems. Kit Mochan Close Monopoly on repair hurting farmers Grain growing is big business in Australia, with about Wheat is the dominant crop, with Western Australia accounting for around half of Australia's total production, and it all needs to be harvested using built for purpose equipment. After Australia's local agricultural machinery industry fell by the wayside in the s, grain and cotton farmers have become tied to overseas manufacturers such as John Deere and CLAAS.
The Safety of Beverages in Plastic Bottles By Jill Culora With bisphenol A BPA and polyethylene terephthalate PET consistently in the mass media with regard to beverage packaging, beverage processors must manage the vast amount of misinformation that abounds and maintain strict standards of beverage safety.
While cognizant of consumer concerns, beverage manufacturers must insist on transparency and continue to reassure consumers about product safety. Below are common questions that beverage and food manufacturers must answer to reassure customers of the safety of their products.
So how much of what we read about the safety of plastic bottled water containers is factual or just a plain modern-day urban myth? FDA has strict standards of quality and clear standards of identity for bottled water that protect consumers. FDA is also charged with ensuring the safety of the materials that package all food products, including bottled water.
A large percentage of bottled water is packaged in plastic containers, which includes those made from PET, polycarbonate and high-density polyethylene HDPE. Although aluminum cans and glass containers remain popular, most single-serve beverages, including bottled water, sold in the U.
Aluminum cans are the multipack leader. Plastic is popular for beverage containers because it is lightweight, strong and extensively tested for safety; it has been around for more than years and has revolutionized the way we live. The scientific testing of all plastic containers looks at two specific aspects: How does one verify safe packaging?
FDA carefully reviews all packaging substances that come into contact with food and beverages. As part of its review, FDA assesses the migration or potential migration of plastics and substances within plastic into the liquid contents.
FDA has found that the levels of migration to food of the substances in plastics are well within the margin of safety based on information available to the agency i. This means no short- or long-term health effects are likely to occur, even from life-long, daily dietary exposure to these substances migrating from plastic food-contact materials.
Do PET bottles release dangerous substances when exposed to high or freezing temperatures? With respect to leaving bottled water in a hot car, FDA has stated: However, in its safety review, the FDA takes into account exposures to higher temperatures, such as during storage and transportation of bottled water prior to sale, in its estimates of potential levels of migration of substances from the plastic to the water.
Therefore, the agency does not consider this situation to be a safety concern. Recent media stories have raised questions about the safety of polycarbonate plastic bottles due to the presence of a substance known as BPA. Polycarbonate plastic is used in a wide variety of consumer products, including food and drink containers.
Many 3- and 5-gallon bottled water containers are made of polycarbonate plastic and consumers can remain confident about the safety of these products. Polycarbonate plastic has been the material of choice for food and beverage product containers for nearly 50 years because it is lightweight, highly shatter-resistant and transparent.
During that time, many studies have been conducted to assess the potential for trace levels of BPA to migrate from polycarbonate bottles into foods or beverages.The Beef Hormone Dispute is one of the most intractable agricultural controversies since the establishment of the World Trade Organization (WTO)..
It has sometimes been called the "beef war" in the media, similarly to the UK-EU Beef war over the mad cow disease issue, creating some confusion, since these two wars overlapped in time.. In , the European Union banned the importation of . The tractor of today is a complex computerised system that relies on embedded software to function, and as they've become more hi tech the ability to fix them has become increasingly complex.
The real issue, Europe retorted, was that the US trade system had been captured by industry-the United States had soured the entire transatlantic trade relationship by capitulating to the demands of the corporate beef lobby.
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