Now spinach and iceberg lettuce can be treated with enough radiation to kill bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella, which can cause food poisoning. The FDA issued food-irradiation in the wake of recent salmonella and E. coli outbreaks, such as the 2006 E. coli outbreak that pulled fresh spinach off store shelves. The rule -- which only applies to spinach and iceberg lettuce -- doesn't require irradiation. It just permits it.

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291 hits 4.0 (1 vote) Share Favorite | Flag 13 years ago by KikiPeepers

Do you think irradiating vegetables, like we do some meats, is a good idea?
Now spinach and iceberg lettuce can be treated with enough radiation to kill bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella, which can cause food poisoning. The FDA issued food-irradiation in the wake of recent salmonella and E. coli outbreaks, such as the 2006 E. coli outbreak that pulled fresh spinach off store shelves. The rule -- which only applies to spinach and iceberg lettuce -- doesn't require irradiation. It just permits it.

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13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 8:05:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't know, it could be UNSAFE.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 10:06:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
if it gets rid of disease it sounds like a good idea to me
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 5:39:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
yes, i don't eat vegetables
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/26/08 - 1:33:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 8/25/08 - 10:06:18 AM juliewillard wrote:
if it gets rid of disease it sounds like a good idea to me


But radiation is very harmul and can cause mutations. I would say that this idea is a bad one.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/26/08 - 2:09:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 8/25/08 - 10:06:18 AM juliewillard wrote:
if it gets rid of disease it sounds like a good idea to me
On Tuesday 8/26/08 - 1:33:03 AM die_numb wrote:
But radiation is very harmul and can cause mutations. I would say that this idea is a bad one.

You're not eating radioactive material, you're eating food that's been treated with radiation. There is no residual radiation. Also note that putting things in your microwave is another method of irradiation.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/26/08 - 4:57:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
Try explaining that to all the hippie enviromentalists.! They tried to bring in an irradiation processing plant here in 1994 to kill the fruit flies so we could import the local fruit. Of course they scared everyone blue with radiation poising tactic. Now we sit here every day with rotting fruit unable to share with the world. US AG won't allow it to leave because of fruit flies. Yes, experts were brought in to refute, but it did no good.



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