Tuesday, December 19, 2006

AsianBadger Gets It Right


I've mentioned "irradiation" to friends and relatives--it's as though I told them I visited Mars last week. The vacant stares, the "whassat??" jaw-drops...

The technology is known as food “irradiation,” a process that propels gamma rays into meat, poultry and produce in order to kill most insects and bacteria. It is similar to milk pasteurization, and it’s a shame some food marketer didn’t call it that from the beginning because its safety and health benefits are well established. The American Medical Association, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization have all certified that a big reduction in disease could result from irradiating foods.”[…]

Actually also helps to maintain freshness, with NO CHANGE IN TASTE...

But the Weenies--the anti-nukers--have control.

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