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Irradiated Food

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Started: 4/14/2014 Category: Science
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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mgreer99

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A common belief is that irradiated food is radioactive. This statement is false. The radiation used to process food is much different than radiation that would occur after a nuclear fallout. The sources that process the foods do generate enough high energy to make food radioactive(betterhealth.vic.gov) also the food never comes in contact with the radioactive material(epa.gov). The FDA and many other organizations have set the Limits for the use of Radiation, which includes the maximum amount allowed, and the bare minimum to use for the Irradiation process(fsis.usda.gov). The safety testing of Irradiated food has been in motion since its start in the 1950s so much more is known about it today than we know before at it's start. The places where the Irradiated food is made has to be approved before it can begin operating, so that there are no faults. Irradiated food is not radioactive, after the process there is no radiation left over.
danny123

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It is radiated look at the name. wow very funny you don't understand. I will inform you.
Food irradiation is a technology for controlling spoilage and eliminating food-borne pathogens, such as salmonella. The result is similar to conventional pasteurization and is often called "cold pasteurization" or "irradiation pasteurization." Like pasteurization, irradiation kills bacteria and other pathogens, that could otherwise result in spoilage or food poisoning. The fundamental difference between the two methods is the source of the energy they rely on to destroy the microbes. While conventional pasteurization relies on heat, irradiation relies on the energy of ionizing radiation. The FDA emphasizes that no preservation method is a substitute for safe food handling procedures.
http://www.epa.gov...
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Posted by 9spaceking 3 years ago
9spaceking
lol yeah what's to debate? Even as a troll I couldn't really rebut this argument.
Posted by Gordontrek 3 years ago
Gordontrek
I don't care if it's radioactive or not, I'm not eating it.
Posted by CJKAllstar 3 years ago
CJKAllstar
If this is a fact then there is really nothing to debate about.
Posted by The_Scapegoat_bleats 3 years ago
The_Scapegoat_bleats
What's there to debate?
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