Let's use those atoms wisely, now.
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Subject: [familiesfirstnews] Digest Number 92
Date: 6 Mar 1999 11:15:56 -0000
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1. Should Our Meat Be Irradiated?
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 1999 20:32:54 EST
Subject: Should Our Meat Be Irradiated?
In a message dated 3/1/99 10:43:48 PM Pacific Standard Time,
<< Ah well, even more reason
to eat only fresh organic foods. >>
Should Our Meat Be Irradiated?
I am a quality assurance manager at an apple juice factory, and have had
opportunity to make organic apple juice. Let me assure you, organic
are just that...organic!!! They are generally the most rotten and moldy
apples around our plant. To support this factlet me point out another
known fact, patulin is a highly toxic chemical found on apples and in
juice. It is not man-made, but a product of nature. It is a byproduct
mold (mold poop if I may). The World Health Organization has put a
50 parts per billion of patulin in apple juice (that's like $50 in a
$billion). When our plant makes organic apple juice it is not uncommon
levels of patulin in the 300 ppb range!
I fully support the irradiation of some of our nation's food supply.
some of the parents whose children have died from E.coli. contamination
or unpasteurized apple juice), I'm sure they would agree that something
be done. If we do not study the effects of radiation on the food
will continue down the road of blindness when it comes to the benefits
nuclear industry, and continue to deplete our earth of its natural
When the power of the atom is used wisely, we stand to benefit in areas
have never dreamed possible.
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