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Unformatted text preview: be increased so less food will spoil. The sources were relatively credible on both sides, but the articles on pro-irradiation use were better because more facts and numbers were presented, while the anti-irradiation articles seemed to place value on speculation on what may happen and seemed to base a large aspect of their argument on the partiality of the government and big businesses. The concerns of future health effects are certainly an issue, but there is not enough evidence to ban irradiation use. The claims of the FDA looking out for only the present and ignoring the future seem outlandish and unfair. If bad health effects begin to present themselves then the government and agriculture companies should take action and responsibility and end the use irradiation. Irradiation should be permitted by the government, because when properly regulated, the benefits grossly outweigh the supposed consequences....
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course CHM 111 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.
- Spring '08