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Zaping The New Organic Standards

The Executive Editor of Tufts University’s Health and Nutrition Newsletter – writing in the Washington Post – takes the U.S. Department of Agriculture to task for erroneously implying irradiation…
Posted March 28, 2000 at12:00 am

Whatever It Is, They’re Against It

Ralph Nader's group of anti-everything nannies at Public Citizen are opposed to Wal-Mart's selling of irradiated meat because "food irradiation has not been proven safe and because it merely masks contamination." That's a curious response considering the U.S. Department of Agriculture, World Health Organization, and American Dietetic Association all say irradiation is not only safe, it is a potential lifesaver.
Posted March 13, 2000 at12:00 am

Can’t You Guys Support Anything?

Continuing its trend of opposing any and all new technology (in this case, even if it saves lives), Ralph Nader's Public Citizen says, "The legalization of irradiation of our food supply is incredibly irresponsible, given the inadequate testing of effects on consumers' health and nutrition." Nader's nannies make this ridiculous claim despite repeated assertions of irradiation's safety from the Food and Drug Administration, the World Health Organization, and the American Dietetic Association.
Posted March 1, 2000 at12:00 am

CSPI Against Life-Saving Technology

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports that meat producers can begin irradiating ground beef tomorrow, greatly reducing the risk of meat contamination. (“Feeding on controversy,” 2/20/00, No link available.) Even…
Posted February 17, 2000 at12:00 am