treated with irradiation is generally as nutritious as or more nutritious
than the same food treated by conventional processes such as cooking, drying
or freezing, according to a new white paper issued by the Grocery
The paper, titled, "Food Irradiation: A guide for consumers,
policymakers and the media," can be accessed here.
Discussions about wider use of irradiation as a food safety precaution have
increased since the recent salmonella outbreak from tainted peanuts. Consumer
acceptance has long been an obstacle for the intervention.