What the?

See this papaya?

See the little sticker?

What on earth does “Irradiated to protect the environment” even *mean*?

Why was my fruit subjected to radiation? Was it to kill any fruit fly larvae? 8 more words


Health Canada to propose the sale of irradiated ground beef in June

EDMONTON – Health Canada will propose regulatory changes to Food and Drug Regulations next month that would allow the sale of irradiated ground beef in Canada. 149 more words


Editorial: Radiation-induced mutation

Published in The Hindu on December 16, 2008

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has called for increased investment in radiation-induced mutation techniques that help in producing crop varieties with high yields and disease resistance, and can grow in stressful conditions such as drought, flood, and salinity. 355 more words


Editorial: A shot in the arm for food irradiation

Published in The Hindu on April 3, 2006

Though India is the largest producer of mangoes in the world, export to the United States was not possible for many years because of stringent import regulations designed to prevent the entry of products carrying potential pests and diseases.  429 more words

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