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Harmful if swallowed - The dangers of food irradiation

9/1/2013 - Food irradiation was implemented to eradicate potentially harmful substances that pose health risks to consumers. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has long ago approved irradiation for products including meats, fruits and vegetables. While eliminating dangerous bacteria sounds like a step in the...

FDA quietly increases allowed radiation doses of meats for human consumption

12/7/2012 - Rather than actually take the time to address the root causes of meat and poultry contamination, which more often than not are a direct result of outrageously unsanitary factory farming practices (, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

American Meat Institute is pushing irradiation as the solution to E. coli

2/25/2010 - In response to last year's outbreaks of E. coli, salmonella, and ammonia in beef, the American Meat Institute (AMI) is urging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to approve slaughterhouse irradiation as the solution. The AMI has been requesting irradiation approval for years from the...

Food Irradiation is Both Ineffective and Detrimental

7/12/2009 - A recent study published by the University of Wisconsin-Madison showed that cats who were fed a diet of irradiated food developed severe neurological disorders including paralysis, movement disabilities, vision problems, cognitive degeneration, intense pain, loss of feeling, and death. The study revealed...

The Truth about Food: Why Irradiation is Not the Answer

6/18/2009 - In a flagrant insult to both journalism and nutritional science, 20/20`s John Stossel heavily touted irradiation - exposing food to radiation in order to kill any microorganisms, bacteria, viruses, or insects that may be present in the food - as the only way to ensure the safety of our food supply. During...

Irradiated Pet Food Thought Responsible for Cat Deaths in Australia

12/9/2008 - Orijen Cat Food was the only common link in the mysterious illness and subsequent death of five cats in Australia. Orijen Pet Foods, a Canadian company, is well known and trusted to provide high quality dog and cat foods, thus the Australian pet deaths is a mystery to many. The suspected cause is the...

Hold the Spinach, Hold the Lettuce - the FDA Wants to Nuke Our Veggies

9/4/2008 - The FDA has just announced that food producers may now start zapping lettuce and spinach with just enough ionizing radiation to kill E. coli. The muckety-mucks at the FDA have decided, in their infinite wisdom, to use the American public as guinea pigs in an ongoing human experiment to find out the...

FDA Plots to Mislead Consumers Over Irradiated Foods

8/23/2008 - NaturalNews has learned that the FDA is intentionally plotting to deceive consumers over the labeling of irradiated foods, attempting to eliminate any requirement for informative labeling or replace the word "irradiated" with "pasteurized." In a feature story published by NaturalNews yesterday, we...

FDA Unleashes Mass Irradiation of Spinach, Lettuce and Other Vegetables

8/22/2008 - The FDA has announced that beginning today, spinach and lettuce sold across the United States may now be secretly irradiated before it reaches grocery store shelves. What's "secret" about it? The FDA previously decided that irradiation warning stickers would not be required on any food items because...

The Food Irradiation Plot: Why the USDA Wants to Sterilize Fresh Produce and Turn Live Foods into Dead Foods

4/14/2008 - There's a new plot underway to sterilize your food and destroy the nutritional value of fresh produce. The players in this plot are the usual suspects: The USDA (which backed the "raw" almond sterilization rules now in effect in California) and the American Chemical Society -- a pro-chemical group that...

FDA Plots to Disolve Labelling Requirement for Irradiated Foods

12/13/2007 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to relax its stance on food labeling to allow some foods which have been irradiated to be labeled as "pasteurized" instead. The proposed rule changes would allow companies to label food as pasteurized when the treatment of irradiation doesn't...

UV irradiation in the home improves kids' asthma (press release)

8/30/2006 - The use of centrally installed ultraviolet (UV) irradiation units in the homes of asthmatic children who are sensitized to mold can improve their symptoms, according to a new report. The idea is that UV light kills off circulating microbial agents that can trigger asthma. The study is one of...

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