Source of Article: Food Irradiation Update (November 2008)
"In the name of common sense, the whole nation needs to get on with the (irradiation) program, with the prime mover being USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service. Perhaps it is time for all citizens, not just readers of BEEF, to lobby that organization for a call to action."
DVM, MS; Port
“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”
Marie Curie, Polish Nobel Prize-winning chemist (1867-1934).
"Now that the USDA has approved irradiation of spinach, consumers will realize this is a safe and effective means of killing the bacteria that may cause E. coli,” he said. “And adopting it will add another level of safety to an already extremely safe product. We’re working with area producers to address any logistical or perceptual issues they may have about this."
Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension horticulturist at the Uvalde center, Texas A&M University
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