Dr. Shiv Chopra, on food irradiation, and other health concerns:
“Almost all American and Canadian food is already being irradiated. Take note of out-of-season fruits, looking fine but with blackish and horrible tasting pulp inside. Notice also the strange looking depressions on melon skins with mush and tasteless pulp inside. It is all due to irradiation destroying fruit ripening enzymes that convert their starch into sugar.
Irradiation is also being used in a very big way for pre-packaged meats with little or no preventive effect on food-borne infections, which 36 million Americans and 11 million Canadians suffer every year. In addition to irradiation, USFDA has also approved packaged meats to be sprayed with certain viruses, called bacteriophages, which also does not prevent food-borne infections.
If this is not enough USFDA is allowing a new option for companies which involves gasing meats with ammonia. The sad part of all this is that the public at large is unaware of what damage is being caused to health by these food industries in collusion with national and international regulatory authorities….”
Dr. Mercola on food irradiation: