Threat to contaminate New Zealand infant formula: police

March 10, 2015 4:31 AM

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Suspected environmental activists have threatened to contaminate infant formula in New Zealand, the world's largest dairy exporter, in an attempt to halt use of an agricultural poison on pests such as rats and possums.

New Zealand police said on Tuesday several letters were sent to the national farmers' group and dairy giant Fonterra in November accompanied by packages of infant formula laced with the poison 1080, demanding that use of the poison be stopped by the end of March.

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