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Zapping public fears

When the Department of Agriculture approved the use of irradiation for fresh and frozen red meat in 1999, the public reacted coolly. And when Dairy Queen announced a few weeks…
Posted August 1, 2002 at 12:00 am

Illuminating Words On Irradiation

Irradiation of food can save lives, Alex Avery of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Global Food Issues wrote in The Washington Times last week:…
Posted January 3, 2002 at 12:00 am

Irradiating Infidels

Ralph Nader‘s group Public Citizen is on a mission from God — to stop the electronic irradiation of food, a process that eliminates harmful bacteria. At…
Posted October 30, 2001 at 12:00 am

Food-scare nannies go nuclear over irradiation

Public Citizen and the Center for Food Safety (CFS) have taken their jihad against food irradiation to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Complaining that the food irradiation industry…
Posted August 22, 2001 at 12:00 am

Irradiation Bandwagon Grows

The News and Observer, a Raleigh (NC) daily newspaper, reports that the list of organizations endorsing the irradiation of meat and other food products now includes: the Food and Drug…
Posted May 17, 2001 at 12:00 am

(Ir)radiating Confidence

The Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Consumer Federation of America took cheap shots at meat irradiation in yesterday’s Chicago Tribune. This despite unequivocal endorsement of…
Posted May 10, 2001 at 12:00 am

Getting It Right

We told you yesterday that food irradiation involved exposing meat to “a tiny dose of gamma rays from electronic or radioactive sources.” A more accurate description would have called the…
Posted April 17, 2001 at 12:00 am

Irradiation Battle Heats Up

Meat irradiation is a method of killing off harmful bacteria, such as E.coli, salmonella, or listeria, by exposing the meat to a substantial but brief dose of gamma rays from…
Posted April 16, 2001 at 12:00 am

A Rare Look at the Truth

Chemistry professor Robert L. Wolke hit one out of the park with his latest “Food 101” column in the Washington Post. Wolke put the lie to the nannies’ needless…
Posted March 7, 2001 at 12:00 am

What’s The Problem

The Consumer Federation of America and the Center for Science in the Public Interest rail against irradiated meat in today's New York Times. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, World Health Organization, and
Posted February 28, 2001 at 12:00 am