irradiation of spinach and lettuce

irradiation of spinach and lettuce - transportation or...

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Irradiation is used to kill some bacteria present on spinach (both the good and bad bacteria) Shelf life is extended and thus the food sold to the consumer can be older Irradiation destroys vitamins, proteins, essential fatty acids and other nutrients ( supplements are not absorbed in the body as effectively) Irradiation forms free radicals which can tear apart cell membranes, cause liver damage and other problems
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Does not improve proper management practices (doesn’t address source of the problem) Washing vegetables also helps eliminate bacteria There is still risk of contamination during
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Unformatted text preview: transportation or during food preparation Compromise? Labeling of irradiated products and informing students if the school provides irradiated products references http://www.organicconsumers.org/irrad/irradiationcommen t.htm http://foodconsumer.org/7777/8888/T_echnologies_40/020 806272009_Pros_and_Cons_of_Commercial_Irradiation_ of_Fresh_Iceberg_Lettuce_and_Fresh_Spinach_A_Literat ure_Review_-_Part_V_Conclusions.shtml http://www.fwwatch.org/food/foodirradiation/irradiation-facts/irradiation-facilities-1/how-do-irradiators-work Cons of irradiation of spinach and lettuce...
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