Lawrence F. London, Jr.
london at sunsite.unc.edu
Wed Sep 10 23:54:01 EDT 1997
On Wed, 10 Sep 1997, Tim Reynolds wrote:
> > john valenzuela wrote:
> > > I don't see that food irradiation fits into permaculture.
Agreed. Why don't we try to end this thread pretty soon?
> It is my understanding that irradiation of food makes use of high
> voltages to create ionising radiation, much the same way as x-rays
> are produced. In both processes there is no involvement of
> radioactive materials and no radioactive by-products.
Wrong. Electricity is not used. Spent nuclear fuel is used to irradiate
food products. It probably kills enzymes in the food utilized by humans
for digestion. It may destroy vitamins & produce unhealthy or toxic
byproducts as well.
For all you would like to know about food irradiation call:
Food and Water
1-800-EATSAFE (there may be a new number)
- maybe thay have email & a website
More information about the permaculture