Did you know the Federal Food and Drug Administration has approved using nuclear energy to wipe out bacteria in dozens of foods?
If your answer is no, you’re not alone. The process – known as irradiation – has gained support from public health officials and scientists but the public has yet to catch on.
Irradiation involves the use of radiation to wipe out pathogens in dozens of food products including oysters and imported fruits. In fact, it’s been used in other developed countries for decades without reports of human harm.
But for many, the thought of injecting food with radiation sounds like something out of a science fiction movie…