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This report summarises the risks from cadmium in agricultural soils. Cadmium naturally occurs in phosphate rock, from which phosphate fertiliser is made. Phosphate fertiliser use underpins agricultural production and therefore contributes significantly to New Zealand's economy. Excessive levels of cadmium in food can have implications for human health, market access and trade, and the ability to change from one land use to another.