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07-29-2006, 05:44 PM
The Truth About Irradiated Meat

(PhilosophyGenius: Click on the link for more info. What this article isnt telling you is that irradiating meat takes away the "life-force" in food. Looks like the cancer rate is gonna go up again.)

-Irradiation is the process by which food is bombarded with high-frequency energy capable of breaking chemical bonds. The energy source is electricity (for electron-beam irradiation) or radioactive cobalt-60 (for gamma-ray irradiation).

-Federal regulators are paying attention to irradiation because the kinds of organisms it targets in meats are the nation's biggest food health threat. Last year, producers recalled a record 57 million pounds of meat, including ground beef, poultry, and deli meats, because of potentially deadly bacterial contamination. The Food and Drug Administration is considering a petition to approve irradiation for seafood such as clams and for ready-to-eat foods like deli meats, precooked beef patties, and hot dogs.

-The government considers irradiation so effective that it allows tainted ground beef that otherwise would be unlawful to sell, such as meat containing E. coli O157:H7, to be irradiated and sold to consumers.