The Australian National University has released a new report into the mel chemicals found at some of the world’s largest mel manufacturing plants.
The research, by Professor Tim Kalland, found there are three different types of mel chemicals in some of Australia’s largest production plants, but the most common mel chemicals are those produced from the production of high-melting sugar cane.
“These chemicals are highly toxic and have a high potential to harm the health of workers and the environment,” Professor Kallof said.
The mel chemicals used in Australia’s sugar cane industry are made by using the most toxic and expensive processes, including chemical treatment and steam extraction.
The report found there were up to five different mel chemicals being used in some sugar cane factories.
“There are a lot of different compounds that we don’t know what they are, they are all very different, and there is no easy way to assess them, so we need to be very careful,” Professor Ken said.
“We don’t have the answers yet.”
What we do know is the levels of these chemicals are quite high, so this is the type of industry that has to be stopped.
“The research was released as the government prepares to release a new federal sugar cane management plan.
The plan will set out what will be required to tackle the high levels of sugar cane in the country’s food supply.
Professor Kallands findings have sparked a global debate about how to protect workers from the chemicals found during the process of sugar production.”
This is a really critical issue for the industry and we are really worried about it,” Professor Tania said.
Ms Pemberton said the industry had to be more vigilant and take a closer look at what was going on.”
The more we know about the chemicals that are being used, the better we can stop it, so that’s one thing we’ve been doing, and that’s really encouraging,” she said.