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You're correct, irradiation cannot kill ALL types of bacteria in the produce but it is certainly a safer and more productive alternative to any other techniques to clean food. Like toxic chemicals being sprayed over the produce or even pasteurization. Which pasteurizes the food by heating it to extreme temperatures and killing vital enzymes, which are important our health. But more importantly irradiation decreases the use of the chemicals to better the environment.
Example 2: Vitamin E which are in oil, corn, nuts, seed, and green vegetables, this vitamin produce materials to protect body tissues , fight heart diseases and cancer, and Alzheimer disease.
Example 3: Vitamin B1- which are in whole grains, beans, and meat which are source of thiamine (which converts carbohydrates to energy) while these products are in storage for three months it losses about 62% of the vitamins in the food plus more vitamin loss when cooked.
If we are talking about waste irradiation food produce nuclear waste that are unable to be disposed of. Most food can not be irradiated from electron beams such as large fruits, food in boxes, and irregular shaped food must be irradiated by x-rays or gamma rays. As before to irradiate food machines use Cobalt-60 which has to be converted into a nuclear reactor creating nuclear waste.
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