Irradiated Meat

Food in the US is often exposed to low levels of radiation as a method of preservation and to stop food borne illness. The European Union only allows irradiation to take place in herbs and spices and argue that it is an unnecessary – and potentially dangerous – replacement for good hygiene in the food industry.

Found in: Meat as well as fresh fruit and vegetables.

Health Hazards: Fear that irradiation could initiate dangerous chemical changes in food.

Banned in: European Union

Irradiated Meat

Food in the US is often exposed to low levels of radiation as a method of preservation and to stop food borne illness. The European Union only allows irradiation to take place in herbs and spices and argue that it is an unnecessary – and potentially dangerous – replacement for good hygiene in the food industry.

Found in: Meat as well as fresh fruit and vegetables.

Health Hazards: Fear that irradiation could initiate dangerous chemical changes in food.

Banned in: European Union

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