... ecotoxicologist Dayanthi Nugegoda, at RMIT University in Melbourne, said: "It's really concerning that we are using these types of agricultural chemicals."
Professor Nugegoda has read the pathology report on the Sunland fish written last October by Roger Chong of Queensland's Biosecurity Sciences Laboratory: "The fish are an early warning signal that now there are concentrations high enough to affect a vertebrate ... I think its time that we look at this."
Dr Chong's report -- obtained by The Australian -- revealed the deaths, deformities and behavioural abnormalities of fish and fish fry were consistent with exposure to types of pesticides and fungicides used to treat the macadamia trees.
Using pesticides and fungicides treat macadamia trees is not needed to have a successful farm venture. Biological Farmers