Action Alert: Tell the FDA: Don't Irradiate My Veggies!
The FDA has proposed a new rule under the 2010 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), one aimed at preventing foodborne illnesses. One of the ways for producers of fruits and vegetables to avoid having to comply with the new rule would be to irradiate their products.
The FDA would have us believe that irradiation is perfectly safe. Yet research has revealed a wide range of problems in animals that ate irradiated food, including premature death, a rare form of cancer, reproductive dysfunction, chromosomal abnormalities, liver damage, low weight gain and vitamin deficiencies.
Take action today! Tell the FDA: Don’t irradiate my veggies!
January 8, 2013: “The Irradiation Loophole” – Alliance for Natural Health
May 2007: “Your Right to Know: FDA Poised to Weaken Labeling on Food Irradiation” – Center for Food Safety
An introduction to free radicals, which are created by irradiation.
Irradiation kills/deactivates the digestive enzymes in raw foods: information on enzymes.
Compare the radura (the symbol that means food has been irradiated) with the Environmental Protection Agency's eco-friendly symbol!
October 9, 2002: Public Citizen surveys the history of approval of irradiation, "World Health Organization Ignored Hazards of Irradiated Foods, Declared Them Safe." The full report (PDF).
April 2001: “Top 10 Reasons for Opposing Food Irradiation” – Mercola.com
Spring 1999 - Background articles from the journal Food & Water
The Food That Would Last Forever, by Dr. Gary Gibbs. $14.95 Canadian.
Food Irradiation, Who Wants It?, the definitive 1987 book by Tony Webb, Tim Lang & Kathleen Tucker. $5.95 Canadian. Purchase both books from Health Action Network Society. Call 604-435-0512. Shipping charges apply.
The Biology of Food Irradiation, by David R. Murray (Taunton, Somerset,
England: Research Studies Press Ltd., distributed in the US by New York: John
Wiley & Sons Inc., 1990). A detailed, scientific case against irradiation.