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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 9th 2009
MB INNER WEST COURIER, Thursday, July 9, 2009 19 www.innerwestcourier.com.au NEWS PET OF THE WEEK Leo's a quiet and mellow fellow Leo's a cat that likes being indoors. NAME: Leo AGE: 7 years BREED: Tabby NATURE: Leo is a seven- year-old male, domestic medium haired tabby cat. He is a cuddly, friendly cat who would dearly love a companion to snuggle up with. Leo and and his brother, Tigger, were surrendered to the Cat Protection Society because their owner no longer wanted to care for them. Leo has lived indoors all his life and would probably prefer to be kept inside a quiet, secure home. He does tolerate other cats but sits on the quieter side of the confidence fence and may prefer to either be the only cat or perhaps live with a similarly quiet and mellow feline friend. Leo is sure to delight his new owner with his warmth and affection and his chubby belly which is just perfect for keeping laps cosy this winter and hugging away the winter blues. Leo has been desexed, microchipped and vaccinated. He is available to adopt from the Cat Protection Society, 103 Enmore Rd, Newtown, for $150. The adoption centre is open seven days from 11am to 2.30pm and from 10am to 3.30pm on Saturdays. Call 9519 7201 if you would like any more information on Leo or any of the other many lovely cats we have waiting for good homes. Chemical tests for fruit and veg Rebecca Woolley state parliament FRUIT and vegetables will be tested for toxins before they are put on supermarket shelves or sold at greengrocers, under a State Government program. Greens MP John Kaye called for manda- tory testing for agricultural chemical resi- dues after it emerged there had been no regulation in NSW since 2005. He said the latest publicly available results showed that 2.4 per cent of all fruit and 5.3 per cent of all vegetables sold at Sydney Markets exceeded safe levels of pesticides, herbicides and other farm chemicals. ''The average Sydney household is likely to have consumed contaminated vegetables or fruit in at least one week's worth of shopping in the past year,'' Mr Kaye said. He said three other states conducted independent tests for farm chemicals and pesticides, while in NSW testing was volun- tary and the results were kept secret. But a NSW Food Authority spokesman said the maximum residue levels of pesticides were higher for crops than for produce, meaning a consumer would need to eat huge levels of affected fruit or veg to get sick. ''What the farmers use on the crops is way different to what could possibly pose a health risk,'' he said. ''The risk to human health is very low, almost negligible.'' He said the Food Authority had conduc- ted a mandatory testing program at NSW farms for 16 years, mainly checking bok choy, silver beet, strawberries and hydroponically-grown vegetables. The spokesman said he did not know why the program was stopped in 2005, but testing was due to be restarted in the Spring. 355 - 357 Waterloo Road Chullora • PH 9742 1800 48 SPECIALTY STORES • EASY PARKING • EASY SHOPPING School Holiday Entertainment MARTY AND EMU SHOW TWO SHOWS DAILY 11.30 AM AND 1.30 PM LOTS OF AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION SHOWTIME ON TUESDAY 14TH JULY TO FRIDAY 17TH JULY
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