THINK ABOUT PEACEFUL ATOMS, NOT BOMBS

The original [cheerleader for] food irradiation in the US was
the Department of Energy, which wanted to create a favorable image
of nuclear power as well as dispose of radioactive waste. For
an excellent overview of this see Rachel’s Environment & Health
News #513 – Fallout From the Peaceful Atom, September 26, 1996.
http://www.rachel.org/bulletin/index.cfm?issue_ID=610