Gomes says food irradiation
has several advantages over chemical decontamination methods.
is the process of exposing food to ionizing radiation in order to destroy microorganisms, bacteria, viruses, or insects that might be present in the food.
is the process where food is exposed to ionizing radiation in order to improve its safety and quality.
facilities have already contaminated the environment, according to the Organic Consumers Association, which describes one incident in 1988, where radioactive water escaped from an irradiation facility in the state of Georgia.
is a pseudo-fix," said Bill Freese, a science policy analyst with the Center for Food Safety in Washington.
The former Scotswood butcher's boy spent more than pounds 100,000 on a campaign of advertising and research into food irradiation
which he believed was used to conceal contamination.
Fighting food irradiation
is wrong for any reasons.
Irradiation prevents mushroom caps from opening, and even delicate fruits like strawberries benefit from radioactive zapping, according to information offered by the Food Irradiation
can alter the properties of polymeric materials used in food packaging systems.
will also be banned for organic products.
Applications of this immediate "yes/no" indicator of gamma exposure include food irradiation
and the sterilization of medical and surgical products.