IMHO irradiation, with its promise of sterile food--every bug, microbe,
enzyme destroyed--benefits no one but the middlemen: the retailers,
wholesalers, handlers who already get 80+ percent of our food dollars.
I'm not interested in dead food. Have you ever seen a Dunkin' Donut in a
compost pile? After 6 months it's completely intact--not a critter will
touch it. If bugs won't eat it, or irradiated "food", I don't want any
part of it either.
"There is no scarcity abiding in Nature;
any scarcity we see is our own doing."